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Zealous Empowering Nurturer, Incorporated (ZEN) is a nonprofit organization founded by April Booker. As a young girl, April spent time with her grandmother harvesting crops from their family garden. However, it wasn’t until the 2020 pandemic that April had the time to start a garden with her own family. The lockdown created a new hobby for her to share with her husband and children and it became both enjoyable and therapeutic. It was during this time that April discovered her hobby was a part of her purpose. 


ZEN was created to lessen food insecurities by providing the community access to a garden where they can grow their own fresh foods, become educated on the benefits of gardening, learn from one another, and build friendships. In addition, ZEN developed programs to actively promote healthy eating in the Charlotte, NC community. 


Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Meet The Team

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