Naomi Jones, director of Jones Gardens is cultivating plots of land in Staunton, VA to ensure that families in the communities have access to healthy food and mindfulness wellbeing. A family-based operation, this community non-profit organization is dedicated to designing and adding purpose to areas once considered forgotten in their community. With purposeful community engagement like market days, volunteer days, and community readings, the garden involves the community in educating and inspiring the youth. The gardens volunteer days allow volunteers to take home produce while their market days allow them to sell produce at a reduced price. After only two years of growing, Jones Gardens now consists of two large adjacent plots rights across from Staunton’s historically black Montgomery Hall Park. Plots have been donated by community members to support the initiative Jones Garden is bringing to the area. They are using Asian rise planting methods, renting equipment, and dumping soil amendments to get the land ready grow sustainably. Naomi believes in selling the produce at “reasonably low” prices and continues to be the only grower supplying her operation. Jones Gardens invites all visitors where “ALL ARE WELCOME”.