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GARDEN PATH COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE – A COMMUNITY OUTREACH OF GARDEN PATH NEMENHAH NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH HEADQUARTERS

-26 NORTH COURT- INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA 32903-TEL 321-394-1832

In return for their membership in the 1960s by a group of women The Garden Path Community donation, clients receive a variety of concerned with the use of pesticides, freshly picked vegetables (usually the increase in processed and Supported Agriculture (CSA) imported food, and the loss of Initiative is a non-profit 501 (c ) organic) and other premium sustainable produced foods every farmers and farmland. 3 organization directly week. connecting farmers and - By the early 1970s, farmers and consumers to strengthen local Garden Path CSA will also offer consumers in several European food systems. fruits, herbs, cut flowers, and other countries, concerned about the Clients become CSA members by products. Consumer-members eat industrialization of their food system, donating an agreed amount at the healthy, responsibly produced food created the CSA model that we know beginning of the growing season, and have the satisfaction of knowing today. either in one lump sum or in where it came from and how it was installments. The annual donation, -The first CSA in the U.S. was created generally ranging from $400-$700, grown. Garden Path CSA will offer on-farm in Massachusetts in 1984. depends on the length of the harvest season and the variety and quantity social and educational activities for members, further strengthening -Today there are over 2,500 CSAs in of products provided. their connection to the land and with the United States. Florida has approximately 75 CSAs, and more This upfront donation helps buy the the farmers who feed them. are created every year as interest WHERE WE HAVE BEEN seed and other inputs needed for the from both consumers season and provides the farmer an and farmers grows. immediate revenue to begin the season. By paying at the beginning of the season, Garden Path CSA clients share in the risk of production and WHY DONATE TO GARDEN relieve the farmer of much of the time needed for marketing. This PATH COMMUNITY allows us, the farmer to concentrate SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE on good land stewardship and INITIATIVE? growing high quality food The Garden Path CSA differs from WHAT WE DO -The CSA concept originated in Japan most other CSA models. While 90%

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GARDEN PATH COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE – A COMMUNITY OUTREACH OF GARDEN PATH NEMENHAH NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH HEADQUARTERS -26 NORTH COURT- INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA 32903-TEL 321-394-1832

GARDEN PATH COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE – A COMMUNITY OUTREACH OF GARDEN PATH NEMENHAH NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH HEADQUARTERS -26 NORTH COURT- INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA 32903-TEL 321-394-1832

of other CSA models focus on Conventional agriculture with conventional out-puts of volume. Garden Path CSAs' approach is through a triad of Permaculture techniques. (proven higher out-put results in shorter time!) Garden path CSA is a community out-reach of the Garden Path Nemenhah Native American Church. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your membership in our CSA is a tax free donation to receive 26 weeks of sustainability produced foods without pesticides or chemical fertilizers . Members will have access to our highly trained staff for your nonallopathic medical questions.

COURSES HERBOLOGY CERTIFICATIONS RAW AND VEGAN COOKING CLASSES CANNING AND STORAGE CLASSES POTLUCKS LUNCHES AND DINNERS FARM FIELD DAYS AND WORK DAYS SEASONAL FESTIVALS YOUTH EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

strengthen local food systems. Your source for responsibly grown foods. Headquartered in Indialantic Florida and Farm in Palm Bay Florida

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SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE
is a non-profit 501 (c ) 3 organization directly connecting farmers and consumers to

GARDEN PATH COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE – A COMMUNITY OUTREACH OF GARDEN PATH NEMENHAH NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH HEADQUARTERS -26 NORTH COURT- INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA 32903-TEL 321-394-1832