“SOILdarity Houston- Help the 5th Ward Garden & Food Co-Op Maintain Self-Determination”
What is SOILdarity? It is unity with the land. It is our connection to our environment and ancestors. It is how we feed and heal ourselves as the African working class.
For the past seven years the AAPDEP 5th Ward Community Garden has been a staple in a community that is practically shut off from access to fresh produce.
Located on a 4,950 ft² lot, at 3707 Brill Street in the historic 5th Ward District in Houston, Texas, members of the All African People’s Development Project (AAPDEP) have planted wholesome, nutritious vegetables for the community to consume.
This includes the local senior population who, with the help of our members, harvest the produce free of charge.
The AAPDEP 5th Ward Community Garden also serves as an educational institution for urban gardening.
We teach students from local middle schools about the art of growing fresh vegetables and reinforce their connection with the land by showing them how to respect and work with it to produce what we need. In addition, the Garden hosts free and safe Halloween parties for the young people and their entire family!
The owners of the property where the garden sits are lifelong residents of the area and were quite gracious to provide this space rent free. It is now time for AAPDEP to take up the mantle of self-determination and purchase this property from the owners while we still can.
We need a total of $10,000 to purchase this property.
While the AAPDEP 5th Ward Garden has been made possible and currently operates primarily through member-led fundraisers we are now calling on you, the public, to help us purchase the property where our beloved Garden rests.
With your support, the AAPDEP 5th Ward Community Garden has a glowing future ahead – The One Africa, One Nation Marketplace will boast an actual market designed to increase access to healthier living for the community.
500 people donating $20 will help us reach our goal.
Express your SOILdarity with the AAPDEP 5th Ward Community Garden! Donate today and help spread the word!