Legacy Taste of the Garden LLC (LTOTG)
CREATE, MAINTAIN, PASS DOWN, CONTINUE
Legacy is a family farm operation that was created to pass on generational knowledge of Sustainable and Entrepreneurial living.
Legacy desires to help bring back the knowledge of Growing and using Fresh Produce, and teaching how to obtain a lifestyle in agriculture, entrepreneurship and self-sustainability. Our goal is to close the gap between local producers and the local consumer, which will support the Communities Economic Vitality.
Legacy’s mission is to Empower individuals and communities to become self-sustaining and economically sound through Education, Networking, and Providing Information toward a Healthy, Sustainable, Empowered Life.
We provide information and training on growing and the benefits farming.
Legacy strives to create a hub and network of individuals, co-op’s and communities in the farming arena. Through the network, all aspects of the Agriculture world can be at the hands of those who desire to enhance their farming desires.
The students in our Summer Scholarship Program will learn hands on Urban farming and gardening, particularly learning how to grow one’s own food. This is often presented as a potential solution for improving health outcomes, increasing self-reliance, strengthening community, and achieving social goals. We assist entrepreneurial youth create business plans, and apply for youth loans to start their own agricultural business. We introduce youth to FFA charter, 4-H, MANRRS, and other USDA programs. Teaching them alternative growing techniques and field trips comprising of youth who complete our hands on Urban Farming programs, that will serve as a feeder program for youth to enter into Agricultural programs at HBCU’s and institutions of higher education nationally and globally.
LTOTG operates out of Princeton, IN Gibson Co. We operate 2.5 acres growing garden vegetables and delivering produce to locations in Princeton, Evansville and Indianapolis. Participants include Nu Destiny Church, Indiana Black Farmers Co-op and Mt. Carmel Church (Indianapolis), St. Paul Church (Princeton) and First Fridays, Memorial Baptist Church youth Group (Evansville). Legacy Taste has worked with these groups and others for the past 4 years to provide training in gardening techniques, harvesting produce, monthly farmers markets and CSA in Urban Food deserts. We also provide workshops on nutrition, food prep, 28 day challenge (Healthy eating) and Canning/Dehydration/Processing. Our collaborate farmers are Purdue Extension Master Gardeners volunteers, Certified Naturally Grow (CNG) and Organic Certified and will teach communities on a working farm/garden their unique techniques for Urban gardening.
Founder/Entrepreneur /Project Director
Manages partnerships, programs, develop markets to provide fresh produce to the communities and work with Community organizations. These relationships have lasted over 25 years. A practicing member of Purdue Ext. Master Gardeners Gibson County program, Certified trainer Jr Master Gardener Program, 4-H Leader and have participated with several USDA programs Hoophouse grant, AgrAbility, Purdue Ext.
Other training includes: Entrepreneur, Management, EMT, Certified Paralegal (Indiana), Computer Tech, Solar Design and installation, Project Coordinator, Licensed/Ordained Minister and Community Organizer/Volunteer.
Co-Founder/Entrepreneur /Operations Director
Denise Jamerson a 5th generational farmer, was born and raised in Lyles Station, IN, a African American farming community in southern Indiana, operated by her father Norman Greer who was recently recognized in the National Museum of African American History and Culture as the last know African American farmer in the United States farming land that has been in his family pre-civil war.
The farm operation consisted of commodity crops, livestock, and produce.
Living and growing up on the farm was hands on farm work experience.
Denise has a college degree in Business and Banking.
Work experience is in the areas of Management, Accounting and Property Management.
Denise has held leadership positions in the Non Profit sectors founding/creating and establishing Historical and Community organizations in her community.
Co-Founder/Farm Manager/Youth Director
Studying Agriculture Business at TSU (Tennessee State Univ). He is the inspiration behind LTOTG and has managed the farming and gardening sites in Indianapolis, Princeton and Evansville IN since 2016.
DeAnthony has an associate degree in Business from Walbash Community College and has farming experience of 15 years.
L.I.F.E. Project Team with Dr John Boyd at NBFA Conference
We are looking for individuals and organizations who are or desire to be farmers, community leaders, urban growers and entrepreneurs in the agriculture areas.
Our project is to Introduce and utilize Socially Disadvantaged youth, farmers and veterans with USDA Programs/grants/opportunities seeking increased participation and train them with Innovative Agriculture related farming techniques/systems. As well as build better relationships between USDA and Socially Disadvantaged farmers. We will utilize bi-monthly Zoom meetings, social media, workshops and websites to assist in communication, networking and training.
If your interested contact us at Legacytasteofthegardem@gmail.com or click on the LIFE Project tab