Who We Are

Felicia Hill (Senior Director)

Felicia Hill graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has 20 years of experience in Social Work, 15 of those at the management level. She has served on several non-profit boards, including Grace Community Center (President) and NAMI. She also owns a motivational speaking company—TamRoc.

Sarah Charles (Executive Director)

Sarah graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Psychology and German. She has worked for several non-profit agencies over the years, including Harbor Behavioral Healthcare and The Board of Developmental Disabilities. She is also the author of Beneath the Destiny Stone, a time-travel novel. 

Sara Marshall (Marketing Director)

Sara has presided over several community organizations. She served as PTO President from 2019-20, and VP 2018-19. She is the president of Toledo Mothers of Twins Club, Block watch leader for the Walbridge Park Community Association and Delaware Creek Association. She is Secretary of the Sailing Club auxiliary and manages the social media accounts for both block watch groups and twins club page.   

Our Mission

Feeding Toledo, one plant at a time.

Nutrition shouldn’t be a privilege. Fresh fruits and vegetables are essential for physical and mental well-being. Yet, for many Americans, cost and access make it difficult to incorporate these important foods into their diet.

The thing is, there’s a simple solution: grow food-producing trees, bushes, and herbs everywhere for everyone. Just one raspberry plant can produce up to four pounds of fruit per year. Imagine if we planted 100 raspberry plants around the city. That’s 400 pounds of fresh, free fruit there for anybody who needs it.


Cost to feed your family  pancakes with organic blueberries-$7

Cost to walk outside and pick them for free-priceless.

Why Fruits and Vegetables Matter

  • Diets lacking in fruits and vegetables are associated with lower grades, increased absenteeism, and an inability to focus among students.
  •  Inmate study-replacing processed snacks with fresh fruit and popcorn led to 21% fewer antisocial acts, 25% reduction in assaults, 75% reduction in restraints, and 100% reduction in suicides.
  • Inmates given supplementary nutrition committed 37% fewer offenses, many of which were violent.  

 In short, good nutrition leads to better brain function, a clearer mind, and reduces aggressive behavior, making our city a happier, smarter, safer place.