BENEFITING: STARFLOWER EXPERIENCES INC
ORGANIZER: STARFLOWER EXPERIENCES INC
EVENT: Annie's Garden Funder 2014
STARFLOWER EXPERIENCES INC wrote -
Wyandanch NY (Long Island) is a small, low income, minority community. The student body at the middle school is about 69% African American and 30% Hispanic. The majority of students are eligible for free lunch. Pictured are some Earth Rangers standing where the garden will grow.
There has never been a food producing garden at our middle school. There is a lot of food insecurity in our community and limited access to fresh produce. We hope that having a garden will eventually add fresh produce to the cafeteria menu and enable students to learn not only how to grow food themselves, but how to appreciate, prepare, cook and eat healthy fresh foods. The focus will not just be on having the garden, but also on how we can use the garden and its produce as a focal point for nutrition education at the middle school and for the community. We hope the garden will also pull in parents to be involved.
Starflower Experiences is happy to have help from Slow Food Huntington for this project! Welcome Slow Food folks. :)
We are looking for donations to help us start up this month. We have some seeds and seedlings ready to go in. We need raised beds, soil, a fence, tools, hose and a storage shed.