The urban garden at Odyssey Charter School has survived on the work of parent volunteers and students but is asking for the community’s help to grow and share the love.
Odyssey’s garden is part of the 100 Urban Gardens initiative, a partnership between PACT, Whole Kids Foundation and Indiegogo to build 100 urban gardens across 100 communities in the United States in order to help feed, educate and inspire the surrounding community.
“Gardens produce healthier food,” the campaign shared on its website. “Only 2% of American children eat enough fruits and vegetables, and 1 in 3 American children born after 2000 is at risk for Type II diabetes. A garden is an introduction to the real, healthy food students and families need access to.”
Each garden has 39 days to raise $2500. Five days in, Odyssey has raised $235.
See more about the Urban Gardens Across America campaign in the attached video.