About EDEN™

Founded in 2012, Project EDEN is an innovative youth-focused aquaponics urban garden initiative that brings fresh fruits and vegetables, workforce development, and transitional employment opportunities to underserved youth and adults in Southeast Washington, DC.




Who We Are

Me, D and Governor

With input and support from the community, Pastor Cheryl Gaines, Senior Pastor of ReGeneration House of Praise, envisioned a youth-led urban garden in Southeast DC that would become a life-changing empowerment initiative.

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What EDEN™ Does

Deacon T feeding Fish1Beginning in 2012 on a 10 x 20 plot of donated land, Project EDEN has expanded to a 28 x 48 hoop house with aquaponics  in 2013. Aquaponics is a system for farming fish and plants together in a mutually beneficial cycle.

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Kids and plants EDEN 2013 first sightings strawberries

 Project EDEN is helping to prevent and reverse adverse medical conditions, provide jobs,  and improve lives by providing healthy fruits and vegetables, nutrition education, and professional development opportunities.

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How You can Help

LJ and first strawberries May 4 2013 EDENThe potential economic impact of Project EDEN is expansive. The people impact is even greater and we need your help. 

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