Gerard School Garden
If funded, this grant will be used to repeat the methodology in the attached pictures and news article to create another new local school garden. The garden will be built through a collaboration with biology students at a local community college and the students at the elementary school. The garden will be built by students so that they can acquire the skills to plant and grow their own organic food at home. The project will benefit the entire community by providing an outdoor resource for biology and nutrition lessons for students, opportunities for community service by donating seeds, skills, and food to the local homeless shelters and food banks, and sources for school fundraising by selling food at the local farmer's market. Low-income and food-insecure students will acquire the skills to provide their own organically grown produce without pesticides and herbicides, food that is usually not affordable. All students will learn methods to grow food in environmentally sustainable and nutritionally healthy ways. The project will consist of raised and pallet bed gardens following the square-foot planting methodology.
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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