Garden To Table

Garden To Table

Can you imagine driving 3 hours to buy groceries or feeding your children dinner made from processed food purchased at the local gas station convenience store? Unfortunately for many Navajo parents this is their day to day reality, substituting trips to the grocery store with fast food meals and convenience store shopping. Add to this the high cost of transportation to access healthy foods and you have a recipe for poor health and alarming rates of obesity and diabetes on the reservation. Native American Emergency Relief is addressing this problem with community based, sustainable gardens.


A source of healthy food and fellowship

NAER partnered with a Navajo church in Little Water, NM to plant a community vegetable garden and orchard. The project was such a success that the church is expanding the garden and rain capture system with hopes to double their capacity. We plan to plant two more church based community gardens for our Navajo sisters and brothers, but we need help to purchase the lumber, soil, weed mats, seedlings and irrigation supplies to make the project a success.

We already have volunteers ready to do the hard work of digging, hauling, building and planting the gardens and Navajo families ready to nurture, harvest and prepare the veggies.

Now we need support to kick start the project by investing in the sustainable future of two Navajo communities.

will buy 36 seedling for a quick start towards our first harvest
$60 provides 18 cubic feet of organic soil mix to fill a garden bed
$150 supplies 6 raised bed lumber kits for one community garden