Are you wondering what ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) has to do with First UU’s Green Sanctuary? Interestingly enough, both organizations have a big interest in the success of a little known third organization… Bright Spot Urban Farm. With its emphasis on fresh local produce, Bright Spot is a perfect fit with Green Sanctuary. Because it was created so former foster youth could learn the agriculture business by doing, it’s a perfect fit with ILYA too. Former foster youth plant, harvest and sell their own produce while learning what it takes to run a successful business.
So how do synergy and potentiation fit in? Synergy… the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. Potentiate… to make more effective or more active.
Do you see where this is going, First UU? Won't you be in synergy with ILYA and Green Sanctuary to spread the word to potentiate Bright Spot’s success? How many people can you tell? When you buy fresh local produce at the Cool Spring Farmer’s Market at 10th & Jackson Streets every Thursday from 4-8 p.m., you can help give a former foster youth a successful future (and give you a tasty summer!!).
To see a report from Elizabeth about the Bright Spot Urban Farm, go to our Social Justice Connector, here.