Hope Community Farm
Forty resettled families have farming plots at Hope Community Farm, an urban garden located in the Iroquois neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.
The idea of the garden came to fruition when a nonprofit organization called Louisville Grows—whose mission is to create a more sustainable community through urban agriculture, urban forestry, and environmental education—partnered with Gate of Hope Ministries International, a refugee resettlement organization.
Hope Community Farm, located at 1400 Bicknell Way, is 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 2019, there were 34 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares sold.
In addition, Gate of Hope provides trauma counseling to participants of Hope Community Farm in response to the specific needs of local refugee trauma survivors.
Gate of Hope Ministries exists to create an environment where East African individuals, families and communities are equipped and empowered to live out a more spiritually fulfilled, socially connected, and economically stable life in order to holistically transform their communities and nations.
Haileigh Arnold became a Farm Manager at Hope Community Farm in 2019. Last year she worked closely with farmers on the harvest, introduced new crops, brought bees and honey to the farm and expanded the number of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. She is currently raising financial support for her missionary position with Gate of HopeContinue reading Haileigh Arnold, Farm Manager