GARDEN, Inc. (Growing Alternative Resource Development and Enterprise Network) is an emerging non-profit 501(c)3 organization that connects people and organizations, and supports projects and initiatives that help heal the world. We work with artists, environmentalists, gardeners, culture bearers, business owners and nonprofit professionals, government grantmakers and family foundations and bring them all together to further our four pillar focus areas:
- Art - Creating a more sustainable future for artists and arts organizations by providing grantwriting, development assistance, fundraising consultations, nonprofit advisement, fiscal sponsorship and other support.
- Environment - Connecting artists and environmental organizations, sharing knowledge and working with the community to increase awareness and preserve our planet.
- Education - Supporting students, teachers, schools, civic organizations and community centers with networking opportunities, fundraising tools, and resource maximization; and educating the community on the intrinsic value and global good that grows from the intersection between artistic expression and environmental awareness.
- Healing - Addressing the impacts of climate change on the spiritual, emotional, and psychological health of our world community, we take a holistic approach to healing the planet through art, nature, the sharing of knowledge and the interweaving of experiences.
“Well said,” replied Candide, “but we must cultivate our garden.”
-Voltaire, Candide (1759)