Gate of Hope and Louisville Grows are partners in the Hope Community Farm, located at 1400 Bicknell Way, less than two miles from the Refuge where Gate of Hope has another office. The property is owned by Louisville Metro Housing Authority and is leased by Louisville Grows.
This project is equipping participants with technical, organizational and entrepreneurial skills. Through partnerships we are supporting communities in the development of a sustainable local food system.
In addition, Gate of Hope provides trauma counseling to participants of Hope Community Farm in response to the specific needs of local refugee trauma surivors. Services are provided by two mental health counselors trained in trauma-informed mental health care and cross-cultural therapy dynamics.
Both have experience facilitating nature based interventions for mental health and wellness. Counseling sessions take place in the garden setting, integrating garden education and activity.
Workers began cultivating Hope Community Farm in the Spring, and the Lord has blessed them with a productive and abundant harvest!