ABOUT ENVISION ACRES FARM
Envision Acres Farm exists to be a fully-functioning, self-sustaining goat and camel farm that will produce both milk and goods while employing refugees to provide work. Envision Acres Farm desires to educate both refugees and visitors, employ refugees, and empower men and women to provide for themselves and their families.
Envision Acres is the platform for training and equipping in both growth and development among our Clarkston, Georgia refugee community.
The desire of Envision Acres Farm is to promote inclusion and to empower individuals and families to take on farm responsibilities. In order to effectively and successfully reach families and communities, Envision Acres Farm will take part in establishing community gardens in apartment complexes. This venture will not only create interest in the planting of food but will also create interest in the physical location of our farm.
Each community garden will serve as a bridge to the farm. The farm will provide initial construction and manure to sustain each garden. Caring for one’s plot will encourage ownership. Such ownership is key in the training and equipping of individuals and families.
ABOUT CLARKSTON, GEORGIA
Imagine what life would be like if you were told that you had to uproot and move to another country. You would not know the language, the culture, the food, or the ways to find employment. This is what many people have gone through who are living in the city of Clarkston, GA. Clarkston is located just a short 11 miles from Atlanta and is home to refugees from over 50 countries.
Our parent organization, Envision Atlanta, works predominantly with refugees of all different nationalities living in Clarkston, GA, and other surrounding cities. It is the goal of Envision Acres Farm to provide fresh produce, milk, and meat to this community at a low cost. It is also our goal to provide employment for refugees seeking work.
WE NEED YOU
Envision Acres Farm is a new endeavor of Envision Atlanta, a non-profit organization focused on meeting the needs of refugees. "As a ministry of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, Envision identifies and develops missional leaders who innovate, establish, and strengthen communities of faith in key urban environments. We do this through short-term trips, internships, leadership development, and ministry opportunities in the Alliance family." (Envision: Mission Statement). Envision Atlanta has laid the groundwork for a farm that will not only meet needs but build relationships.
We are hopeful to educate, employ, and empower men and women in these ways. In our early beginnings, we are in need of partnerships that can take place in various opportunities. We need you! It takes a village to operate a farm. We are asking that you would be part of our village to prepare our land and be a piece of Envision Acres Farm.