I Can Grow, Inc. Call to Action: Enable the Disabled
|July 22, 2010||Posted by admin under FAPC, Produce|
I had the pleasure of touring I Can Grow, Inc. farm which is comprised of 40 acres of blueberry bushes, peach orchards and apple trees surrounded by a pond, a horse field, a chicken coop and the cutest country store. The beauty of the site becomes even greater through the powerful concept behind it, enabling the disabled.
According to their website, I Can Grow, Inc. established by Chris and Glenda Hutzel is located in Cottondale, just 50 miles North of Panama City, Florida. It is a unique agriculture training program that provides employment opportunities and skills for the disabled.
Individuals learn valuable skills through the process of hands-on Agricultural Experience. Individuals build self confidence and critical social skills that carry on throughout their lifetime. By providing a patient and friendly atmosphere individuals learn how to grow, cultivate and harvest vegetables and produce giving them an important sense of self purpose and respect for nature.
By participating in fundamental activities that involve planting, cultivating, and nurturing plants from the very beginning, the individual grows inside. This is reflected by their ambition to seek employment with an important sense of self purpose.
Glenda Hutzel is petite woman that runs all the farm operation with incredible strength and is currently seeking programs for the disabled and volunteers that would be interested in assisting to carry out her vision, enabling the disabled through Florida agriculture.
I Can Grow, Inc. is made possible through private donations by individuals & corporations, public grants and other non-profit organizations with similar missions. I Can Grow, Inc. is classified as a 501(c)(3) Charitable organization Registration #CH13855. All donations are tax deductible and volunteers are encouraged to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850.352.4879