Healing By Growing Farms

At A Glance


Ivette Ruiz


East Haven, Connecticut

Primary Issue Area:

  • Climate Change & Energy
  • Food
  • Environmental Health
  • Land & Water

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Our Purpose

Our purpose is to foster holistic healing space that includes farm space, community gardens, healing green space at no cost for trauma, brain injury survivors of all abilities and veterans. Our approach is to reconnect trauma survivors to themselves, nature, and the environment by healing themselves, the soil, and our earth. We seek to empower individuals to engage in sustainable and regenerative permaculture including forestry because there is a lack of tree justice and food justice, so we aim to show people how to grow more trees and bridge the food gap. We donate all of our food to food deserts and people who are disabled and are home-bound who cannot go to food pantries to get this food. We are committed to educating and empowering the growing community of fishers, farmers, and foresters, and the community as a whole who have a lifestyle impacted by disability to create an environment that is inclusive and is directly in response to trauma (ex. disaster responders). Our goal is to conduct research, provide advocacy and educational systems to strengthen people and our larger community.