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Seeds Of Hope Community Development Corporation

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Seeds Of Hope Community Development Corporation
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
We have an urban agriculture initiative @ Atlantic City with a focus on hydroponics, aquaponics, composting, rainwater harvesting, vermicomposting and earthbox container gardening.
Contact Person: 
Alexander Smith
Business Location: 
Number of Employees: 
Renewal Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Management and Leadership
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 
We have a creative ambition to implement and promote the importance of Urban Agriculture to improve the quality of life of residents and visitors of The City of Atlantic City.
Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
Alexander Smith-Master Gardener Hope Davis- garden keeper Sharie Anderson-garden keeper/ Urban Ag summer camp assistant Tamika Young-Garden keeper/ Urban Ag summer camp instructor Jorge Thomas- garden keeper/ Urban Ag summer camp helper
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
We offer education in hydroponics, aquaponics, composting, vermicomposting, rain water harvesting, earthbox container gardening and greenhouse management.
Aspirational Goals
Description of Action: 
Goals 1. To create educational opportunities in hydroponics, aquaponics, composting, vermicomposting, earthbox container gardening, rainwater harvesting and greenhouse management and production. 2.Job Creation 3.Healthier eating alternative for our community 4.Careers in sustainability 5. To promote the preservation of open space, provide access to it, and create sustainable uses of the space 6.To strengthen community bonds and create recreational and therapeutic opportunities for our community
Food Waste
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Description of Action: 
All the vegetables not used at our community gardening greenhouse location are composted. We reuse the soil for future gardening. We also donate soil to residents in our community. We also teach the benefits of composting to our youth and adults. We have created compost containers that we distribute to members of our community to reinforce what we have taught them. When the containers are full the community member can dump containers at our greenhouse location.
Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
We have two 55 gallon rain water barrels on the back of our greenhouse. Everytime it rains we collect 110 gallons of free water. Before we use city water, we use the water we collect from our rainwater barrels to water our earthboxes. We have also installed rainwater barrels on the homes of two members of our community.
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Money Saved: 
Certification Programs
Certification Programs Other
Description of Action: 
I received a master gardening certificate from Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Mays Landing, NJ. I also received a master composting certificate from the ACUA.
Green Building Techniques
Green Building Other
Description of Action: 
In 2014 we successfully constructed the first Community Gardening greenhouse in The City of Atlantic City.
Finished Application: 
Member Since: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017