BENEFITING: LIBERTAS SCHOOL
Libertas Memphis wrote -
Help us plant seeds of transformation for a historic but marginalized community! Libertas is the first Montessori charter school in the state of Tennessee, and serves the Frayser neighborhood of Memphis. We provide elite, private-school-quality education - rich, rigorous, and personalized - in a free, public school.
In order to help our students become the next generation of men and women who will lead this neighborhood, our work must go beyond the classroom. We have set out to create a gardening and permaculture program that will beautify our neighborhood, but also equip our children to live sustainably, and build a foundation of skills and ownership for the economic uplift of Frayser.
Our students have already started a flower and vegetable garden, and compost all of their food scraps after meals. With your help, we can expand this initiative with a larger garden as well as a fruit and nut orchard. These will be irrigated by recycled rain water, and made into a year-round learning and service opportunity through a new greenhouse. Our fundraising goal is $15,000, and we have already raised the first $2,000 thanks to a generous grant from the Whole Foods Foundation! Would you join us in cultivating minds, hands, and hearts for lives of wonder, work and love?