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Who We Are

About Damayan, Inc.

Damayan, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 to increase food security for low-income families. For seven years, Damayan was a grassroots, volunteer-run organization planting only family gardens.

In 2000, we wanted to extend our reach in the community and use gardens to teach nutritional and environmental education. To this end we began planting gardens in community centers and schoolyards. To date we have seeded more than 30 gardens in our region and currently hold weekly workdays in 3 community gardens and edible schoolyards across the Tallahassee area.

To realize our mission, we partner with the faculty and parents at a school or a community organization to implement and maintain the gardens. In addition to supplying soil, compost, plants and seeds, Damayan offers hands-on instruction while the new gardeners master the skills necessary to maintain the gardens themselves.

Thank You!

Damayan would like to thank our tireless volunteers, the Tallahassee community, and everyone else who has pitched in over the years.

Thank you for keeping us growing.


Penny Alsop


David Carré, FSU Community Ambassador

Hunter Dennis, FSU Facilitator

Ana Monticelli, FSU Facilitator

Sydney Otis, FSU Community Ambassador

Burgen Schwartz, Garden Program Director

Kendahl Stewart, FSU Facilitator

Board of Directors

Robbie Estevez
Henry Gwynn
Laurie Jones
Laura Phipps
Tiffany Torres
Kathy Weiss

Help keep us Growing!