Founded in 1983, Gateway Greening empowers people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture. One of its core projects is its 2.5 acre urban farm, which grows about 15,000 pounds of organic produce a year that is then distributed through its CSA program and a local food pantry. The farm serves as a job training ground for people overcoming homelessness, mental illness, chronic addiction, and/or recidivism. Since the farm’s establishment in 2006, it has supported 683 trainees and produced over 120,000 pounds of food. Gateway Greening also provides guidance and other resources to over 200 community gardens and 70 school-based gardens.