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Giant City Grows

The Giant City Grows Project will be an initiative to develop five raised garden beds for our primary classrooms.  We hope to have the garden beds in place by the spring of 2015. A current student trying for his Eagle Scout Badge has committed to building the garden beds. Following their placement, each of the primary teachers and their students will have the ability to grow fruits and vegetables for the salad bar at Giant City School. Any excess food grown will then be distributed to food challenged families in our district. Students may also choose to give excess foods to the local food pantry. Students will learn about seeds, growth cycle, giving back to the community and developing a compost pile of waste foods from the cafeteria.

Where it's at:

1062 Boskydell Rd.
Carbondale, IL 62902
United States

Garden type:

school/youth garden

Garden size (in square feet):

90

Garden beneficiaries:

children and families

Number of people reached:

116

What this project needs:

funds
seeds
seedlings
soil
lumber

Project leaders:

Belinda Hill
Ian Kinsel

About us:

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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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606