Living Green Garden
Donate to the Greenwood Miller Project
Uniting Black and Brown Communities Together Around Gardening and Good Nutrition
The Greenwood Miller Project (GMP) is a project named after my great grandfather, Greenwood Miller, from Beulah, MS. Greenwood Miller supported his wife, 11 kids, three grandkids and two great-grandkids by growing and raising all of their own food. My mother, one of the grandchildren he helped to raise, always told me, “We were poor but we didn’t know it. We always had everything we needed.“
My great-grandfather did not have a lot of money, but he and his family never needed nor want for anything. They had everything they need. I always thought that was powerful and knowing that had a major impact on my life. Black people in the United States are consistently the highest risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and countless other diseases. Many African-Americans live in food deserts and getting healthy produce is more challenging than buying fast foods or a bag of potato chips. As Black people step into their power and take personal control of their food, their health would follow. Healing will begin in our beautiful Black communities. Once we are healed, we can heal each other, then the world.
You can give to the Greenwood in Miller Project either with your time, money, vegetable plants, or other donations.
10% of the profit from Living Green Garden goes to the Greenwood Miller project.
Donate Your Extra Seedlings
Don't Throw Them Away!
As gardeners, we plant more seeds than we need, select the best ones and discard the others. Instead of discarding your seedlings, donate them to the Greenwood Miller Project. We will take your extra seedlings, nurture them, and give them away at the Juneteeth Vegetable Plant Giveaway.
Who Libré and Living GREEN Garden
I am going to tell you how growing and eating whole delicious foods changed my life. I was overweight, had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a diabetic, was overworked, and on medication for depression and anxiety. I tried weight loss programs, pills, two weight-loss surgeries and I had a monthly appointment with my psychiatric nurse practitioner, internal medical physician, and therapist, desperately trying to be healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally. None of these things were really helping me make the transformation I longed for, and desperately needed.
As a black woman, it was only when I returned to the wisdom of my ancestors, who grew all of our food, taught me the power of self-sufficiency, the wealth of high-vibrational food, and the spiritual connection between the Earth and our own well-being.
It was when I returned to gardening and eating whole plant-based food from my own garden that I finally learned how to tap into creating and sustaining high-vibrational energy, and healed myself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Now, I am a Master Gardener from an agricultural family and I believe in the healing power of growing your own food and good nutrition.
It is my mission to help other women reawaken the power they have to heal themselves, remember our inherent role as women in healing the Earth at this time, and the importance of building resilience in our family’s food supply. Once you’ve done this for yourself, you’ll be a source of power for your whole community.