Homeless Impact Garden & Sustainable Living Project
at The Salvation Army
In partnership with The Sustainable Living Project, the Homeless Impact Garden at the Salvation Army downtown Tampa homeless shelter works to improve the lives of homeless or formerly homeless clients through hands-on participation and education, acquisition of labor skills and experience as well as an increased supply of nutritional foods. The Sustainable Living Project, a program run by Tampa Bay Harvest in partnership with the Salvation Army, provides a successful sustainable, educational community garden model for the Homeless Impact Garden. Both gardens provide education in sustainable gardening while producing nutritious foods solely for homeless clients and food pantries.
The Homeless Impact Garden will additionally be a much needed step forward in the revitalization of its surrounding downtown neighborhood, a sign of growing both metaphorically and physically.