John Morrow is Growing Futures
From Brighton Heights, Donna Nyambe worked with her neighbors to build a vegetable garden on the campus of John Morrow Elementary School where K-8 grade students and neighbors, including neighboring senior citizens in high rises, cultivated vegetables and maintained a healthy greenspace in their community. More than 250 students and teachers participated in the projects, working together to start new plantings from seed, raise healthy and strong seedlings for transplantation, and then cultivate multiple summer crops of fresh produce.
“I wanted the next generation of students to learn where their foods came from and that they could build something with their hands that they could maintain,” said project manager Donna Nyambe. “Most kids from the neighborhood would not otherwise have this opportunity, enabling them to have this chance was something I really wanted for them.”