Plant It Forward - growing to help neighbors
The Imagine Garden was established at 1435 San Saba this past summer in East Dallas to continue the mission of the Promise of Peace Gardens to grow real food, and to give all children and their families access to the knowledge of where food comes from and how to grow and harvest it; to cook nutirtious recipes while living their best lives. Our initiative of "Planting it Forward " will teach garden-to -table cooking classes to diverse families and then contribute a portion of what is cooked to a neighbor who is in need. Six of our 31, 12X14 garden plots are part of our Growing for Good progam. We are asking for seeds and sedlings, funds, fruit bushes, books and soil for next spring's progams. A Spring kids camp of three weeks, a monthly Parents Night Out, and a city-wide Eco Fest will showcase this program and provide information about Kitchen Gardeners so that more folks learn about "Sow IT Forward" and both of our organizations. Over the past 5 years we have reached children and their families from over 42 different schools, 26 organizations, and 15 different countries. Promise of Peace offers simple solutions for stagnite circumstances in our urban settings. As an educator for over 38 years, I have found the garden to be a wonderful context to bring diverse children and families together on common ground to reflect, learn, grow, and then become community builders where a sense of place and belonging evolve naturally. Pespectives are transformed through this process and we stand better together as we connect to each other and the earth. There is no doubt that as we grow our kitchen garden and cook beautiful food, that we will grow as a community, and many positive outcomes will flourish.
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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