School Yard Garden in Inner City DC

by Martha's Table

Summary

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.
$10,000
total goal
$4,074
remaining
188
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

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."

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.marthastable.org
Tidbits from the Table

Organization Information

Martha's Table

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.marthastable.org
Martha's Table
Project Leader:
Kimberly Lyons
Washington, DC United States

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