Educational Garden for Lincoln Academy
Lincoln Academy is a private academy with 55 at-risk students who are working to build a seed-to-plate garden currently at their school. The garden is in need of additional raised beds, supplies, soil, starters, etc. The fresh vegetables will be used in their daily and weekly school cafeteria to supplement their lunch meals. The grant will help support the existing raised beds as well as provide additional raised beds to garden year-round. We teach seed-to-plate concepts for the children where they literally are planting seeds and contributing to the meals provided for the school.
The majority of the children live within walking distance in low-income housing and suffer from many different developmental and social insufficiencies. Our relational community garden project with the children is helping bridge the gap with mentoring to a new generation with exceptional role models.
This grant will help provide much needed supplies to help support the existing beds and provide for future gardens to be planted as well as a possible irrigation system with rain-barrel irrigation.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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