In recognition of the American Association for Justice TLC National Day of Service, Motley Rice attorney Breanne Cope joined a Dig-In, planting two gardens outside of Austin, including one at a local restaurant where the vegetables are used to feed homeless Austinites.
A Dig-in is an initiative of Green Corn Project (GCP), a grass-roots, Austin-based non-profit organization that teaches basic organic gardening skills while helping Austin families and community organizations grow organic food gardens. Its primary goal is to encourage and support backyard food gardening in communities that have limited access to affordable, healthy food, using organic and bio-intensive methods to create healthy soil and high-yielding vegetable gardens.
GCP provides garden recipients with plants, seeds, tools, compost and volunteer labor to double dig and plant a 4 by 12 foot garden. Afterward, GCP continues to provide volunteer support and garden supplies for two years, or longer if needed. Breanne Cope is on the GCP Board of Directors.