Women Lawyers of Ventura County is a non-profit organization of legal professionals and business partners who work to further the aims of women and girls in society through education, social activism and networking activities.
Women Lawyers of Ventura County is a non-profit organization of legal professionals and business partners who work to further the aims of women and girls in society through education, social activism and networking activities. Each year, we award scholarships to law students with ties to Ventura County who have shown a dedication to the same goals. We also work regularly with Girls, Inc. to tutor and mentor girls and young women in the juvenile dependency system.
“A happy and healthy community is not a fairytale. All you need is a seed.”
— NADIA Shabazz, FOUNDER
Shabazz had to extend the garden to her front lawn but even then, it wasn’t enough to feed all who wanted to be involved. With neighbors January Blum and Lucas Dupont, Shabazz found a large vacant lot on Main Street and secured it as a farming cooperative. Word about Project Sprout spread throughout Kent County, so the team was invited to help start other community gardens.
Kent County is one of the most severely underserved communities in Tennessee. To combat this adversity, Project Sprout seeks to nourish our neighbors at the most fundamental level with healthy food options and a strong support network. All members get a portion of each harvest and surpluses are donated to low-income families whose work schedules prevent them from volunteering.
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With ten gardens and counting, Project Sprout has seen a significant improvement in mental and physical health for all participating community members. Other than lowering obesity, blood pressure, and depression rates, the crime rate has also fallen. Our children are doing better in school, reporting higher grades and aspirations, and better job prospects.