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.