0ur family started gardening in 2020 when we noticed a food supply shortage in the grocery stores. We wanted to be sure that our family did not go without food and energy. At the time, we had a 2-bedroom apartment and little knowledge about gardening. Through conversation with our grandparents, who were sharecroppers, and lots of youtube university we learned how to plant our first plants: tomatoes, avocado, pineapple, bell peppers, and basil on our balcony. In preparation for our baby’s arrival we needed more space so we moved to a townhouse with a backyard where we began growing Garden of Treatz. We realized that our goal was much bigger than just sustaining our family and that we needed to sustain our communities by utilizing the resources within. We are now first-generational farmers on a small farm ready to support our community! This resulted in the Love Alwayz Foundation.
Love Alwayz is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that cultivates Community Agricultural Centers to increase food security and provide individuals with self-sustaining agricultural skills to nourish themselves to a healthier lifestyle for physical and mental well-being.
What is a Community Agricultural Center?
Community Agricultural Centers are developed in food-insecure, urban areas where we cultivate fruit, vegetable, and herb plants that are maintained by the surrounding community. This produce is then placed in our Farm Stand for the community to enjoy! Centers serve as the central location for our initiatives; Youthful Agriculture Program, Tree of Treatz, and Farmers’ Markets.
Youthful Agricultural Program
Love Alwayz provides youth development by educating youth with important agriculture and environmental skills to become self-sustainable and food-secure including but not limited to plant and seed recognition, harvesting, bioplastics, biofuels, and composting.
Tree of Treatz Program
Love Alwayz’s Tree of Treatz Program gifts fruit and nut trees to individuals, organizations, and charities to become sustainable with electric, nutritious, fruits and nuts.
Love Alwayz offers fresh produce from our main, local farm to families, charities, organizations, and individuals.