Something wonderful is happening!

We did it!

124 days after we signed the contract, we finally closed on August 31st! A total of 120 partners helped us to raise $475,000 towards our goal of $500,000. We are humbled, ecstatic and ready to begin work to establish Eden Gardens!

We are still receiving donations to get to our original goal of $500,000 so we can proceed with the initial critical items like water, power and sewer. These three things alone will cost $35,000 because there is nothing there now. Everything has to be done before we can begin building any of the 3 phases of development. 

9000 Garden Street will be the future home of Glodev's and Go To Nations' Administrative offices, Conference Center, Lodge and Eden Gardens' Facilities (the new name of the Commercial and Community Farms that will serve the poor locally and serve as a model for transforming whole communities on a larger scale globally). We also plan to build a children's playground and learning center for poor children and immigrants who are illiterate. This will be located in the center of a campground where churches and civic groups across the US can stay while working on the farm and learning how to help the poor and immigrants in their communities.

Did you know that?

  • 1 in 7 in the US don't have enough food to eat each day- that is 48 million men, women and children in our country that are hungry every day, living in our communities.
  • The USDA Food and Nutrition Service reports that as of September 2014, there were around 46.5 million individual food stamp recipients (22.7 million households), receiving an average benefit of $123.74 each (around $257 per household).
  • According to a study conducted in late April by the U.S.Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, 32 million adults in the U.S. can't read. That's 14 percent of the population. 21 percent of adults in the below a 5th grade level, and 19 percent of high school graduates can't read.
  • Immigrants in the US represent 81 million people, or 26% of the total population.  The nations are coming to our doorstep.
  • Garden Street is in the Dinsmore area of Jacksonville where 84%, or 8,400 people out of 10,000, are Food Insecure and 30% of them are from Haiti or Jamaica. This is a prime location to make a difference in family's lives. We will reach them by rallying and partnering with churches and civic groups, and providing them with the tools and means they need to reach their community. The combined effort will be a model that we will take to the world.
  • Rotary Club Metro Jacksonville has already selected GloDev to be awarded $29,000 to build the first 30x72 commercial greenhouse for this project, and they are eagerly awaiting to be more involved as the vision unfolds.

Eden Gardens

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Phase I

Commercial Greenhouses
Innovation Center

Phase II

Community Garden
Parking Lot
Market Area

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Phase III

GloDev Warehouse