Garden of Eden Urban Farming
Who we are
People and Tasks
Structural Concept and Key Relationships
Our Mission and Origin
Garden of Eden Urban Farming's mission is to provide the highest quality organic, nutritional, and flavorful herbs, greens, tomatoes and strawberries, with the best price for consumers. Providing lower transportation time and costs, less spoilage and meeting market demand efficiently all year round, Garden of Eden supplies local grown garden produce to both large scale and small-scale retailers and wholesalers.
In addition, we will provide full time state-of-the-art urban farming job training, offering a transformative skills development model for under-performing young adults, veterans, and unemployed. We will take unskilled young adults and low-skilled workers and give them high tech, 100% green agriculture skills training required for 21st Century food production. This creates local jobs for local residents.
Our strategy is to train young people for adulthood, and to train adult workers for new careers ready to go to work. This year-round job creation process engages us in building the skills, attitudes, knowledge, and experiences that prepare them for both the present and the future.
GOE began as an educational project originated by founder Michael Twiggs and co-sponsored by Maxine Mimms Academy (MMA) and civic groups in Tacoma, WA. We are currently working with non-profits in central Puget Sound, with special emphasis on communities of color. We also work with commercial entities to develop nutritional, fresh, local food options.
Michael Twiggs is a technology professional with both technical and management experience in the manufacturing, telecommunications, banking and education industries. He is the founder and President/CEO of Twiggs & Associates.
His passion is growing fresh fruits and vegetables indoors all year-round. He uses his knowledge of systems design and integration to develop new sustainable business models for food production.
Dr. Rees Clark
Dr. Clark is a former urban planner and university professor, with academic degrees in geography, political science and government.
He has worked in local government in Southern California and Pennsylvania and has taught at Penn State, Villanova, University of Maryland and Colgate University. Since 1980 he has worked full time in computing and data services management. He is a co-founder of Clark Internet Publishing, a developer of web applications for small businesses and non-profits.
He oversees our web-based services and consults with our partners about cooperative online services and hydroponic project development, curriculum and finance.
Mr. Stark is a seasoned executive in the design and operation of nonprofit and for profit enterprises. He served as Financial Advisor with The World Bank, Vice President at Washington Mutual, Consultant to Capital Food Brokers, Tri-State Hydroponics and the Dept of Agriculture, Government of Jamaica. Eric has been an organic vegetable gardener for 13 years.
Dr. Lawrence Adeyemi
Dr. Adeyemi has over 20 years of combined academic and practical experience in sustainable development, project design and implementation. He is well known for delivering projects on time and under budget.
He has served as Project Engineer and manager for large-scale agriculture and water supply projects, most recently with Benico Technical Services. His professional work includes water and wastewater industry project management work at Metro/King County.
He has extensive experience with organic farming of large volume vegetables and fruits in Nigeria, West Africa. He is founder of Clean Water for Humanity, which promotes safe water for sustainable agriculture and drinking.
Mr. Stewman has a Masters in Teaching, over 37 years of teaching in Tacoma public schools. He has a trade and industry certification. He has academic and practical experience in K-12 instruction, sustainable development, project design and implementation. He has extensive experience with organic gardening and gardening systems.
"Garden of Eden Urban Farming™" and "Evergarden Farms™" are trademarks of Garden of Eden Urban Farming, Inc., a Washington State corporation registered 2017.