MAEAP verified CBI’s Giving Tree Farm started as a community garden for people with disabilities. As the garden continued to grow, more people started to volunteer. Eventually, a heated greenhouse was built which allows for a year-round horticultural therapy program. Now, the garden project has become a productive certified organic farm with seven acres of fields, a heated greenhouse and eight hoop houses for year-round production. CBI runs a vocational training and rehabilitation program on the farm site. Monday through Friday, people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries help grow fresh, healthy produce for community supported agriculture members, area restaurants, the local food co-op, and local farmers’ markets. The farm also utilizes cover crops and incorporates pasture-raised chickens.