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PPEP School Garden

Our students travel through the worse parts of Tucson, Arizona to come to school. Our garden program and now tortoise enclosure has been an anchor for many of these students. The students are happy and excited about how our school is now not to them a "ghetto" school. To see people who do not know them willing to provide them with opportunities they would not normally have is a boost of esteem and confidence for my students which the majority do not get from their home lives.Students in our area face daily threats of gang violence and drugs. Our school is a charter high school successfully providing our students with activities to help them transition to college, vocational training, jobs, and many into the military. The horticulture program focuses on leadership, team building, and work related skills for building a successful portfolio and resume to use during and after high school.

Where it's at:

1840 E. Benson Hwy
Tucson, AZ 85713
United States

Garden type:

school/youth garden

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Garden beneficiaries:

at-risk youth and families

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What this project needs:

fruit bushes
fruit trees
watering hose
garden cart

Project leaders:

Carol Ann Hoenshell
Roberta Hall

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
(207) 956-0606