Maxine Mimms Academies
MMA Programs

List of Programs

  • Truth & Reconciliation Re-Entry Training
    • Drop Out Recovery Services
    • Intake/Assessment
    • Case Management
  • Academic Immersion
    • Garden of Eden: Hydroponic Technology Curriculum
    • STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math
    • College Prep and Career Path Development
    • Individually designed
    • Several Fields Of Studies
  • Job Training
    • Training and Placement in Indoor Hydroponic Commercial Farming

Featured Program: Garden of Eden Indoor Urban Gardening

photograph of man standing before a rotary gardening machine.
MMA board member Michael Twiggs with rotary gardening engine.
The Garden of Eden (GOE) is a community agricultural initiative; designed to grow and harvest an abundance of organic vegetables, herbs, plants, and flowers every month throughout the year. In addition to supplying abundant quality food, this initiative creates several long term well paid jobs and a new sustainable economic institution. This initiative will also impact thousands of local families, seniors, small businesses, and other food sellers; which will generate significant revenue annually.

The GOE reduces cost associated with transportation, packaging, spoilage, pollution, water usage, soil erosion and contamination; and eliminates the use of chemical fertilizes, pesticides, and preservatives. It is part of a new direction in food and nutrition policy that focuses on health, ecological integrity, education, training, job creation and the development of complete communities.

The Academy's role in the projects is to supply training for instructors and to manage enrollment of gardening students. The curriculum is also available to organizations wishing to develop independent hydroponic gardening programs.