School Yard Garden in Inner City DC

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This project provides 250 children with the tools to plant and grow fresh produce in a school yard garden, which will be distributed by Martha's Table to over 2600 children, families, and individuals.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

This project addresses issues of hunger, poverty, and nutrition among at-risk children, youth and families in Washington, DC. The children in our daycare, summer and after-school programs will learn how to plant and maintain a garden and acquire the knowledge and the ability to feed themselves and others. Lindsey Buss, the President of Martha's Table says, "This garden creates a hands-on way for our children to learn about food, nutrition, health, science, the environment, and the community."

How will this project solve this problem?

Their cultivation educates them about nutrition as they gain a healthier relationship with food. Demetri Recachinas, Martha's Table's Food Program Manager says, "Most of our kids do not know that potatoes grow in the ground.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will serve over 2600 people and educate 250 low-income youth about health and nutrition. We hope to help break the cycle of hunger and poverty and allow the children to have a healthier connection with food.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Martha's Table

Washington, DC, United States

Project Leader

Kimberly Lyons

Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of School Yard Garden in Inner City DC