History of CBI’s Giving Tree Farm:
Giving Tree started 12 years ago as a community garden for people with disabilities. As the garden grew more people began volunteering. Eventually a heated greenhouse was built which allowed a year round horticultural therapy program to start. That program continues today and the garden has become a productive certified organic farm with seven acres of fields, a heated green house and eight hoop houses for year round production.
The farm is now owned and operated by Community Based Interventions. CBI runs a vocational training and rehabilitation program on the farm site. Monday through Friday people who have suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries help grow fresh & healthy produce for CSA members, area restaurants, the East Lansing Food Co-op and local farmer’s markets. Emily Freeh is the farm manager.
For more information about Community Based Interventions, go to the website http://www.cbirehab.com/