Promoting Healthy Living, Walnut Hills Introducing Community Gardening to the Classroom

Grow-06 brings the outside class and the community together. Students and residents of Walnut Hills are creating community gardens in an effort to address food insecurity and provide healthier food options. In 2017, the only supermarket in the area closed, making Walnut Hills a food desert. There are now a total of eight urban gardens throughout the community, growing lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, collard greens and more. Frederick Douglas and the students of DAMPE Community School meet in their school grounds every week. Children now harvest before winter, they will then learn to sow by starting indoors before replanting next spring.

Grow-06 brings the outside class and the community together.

Students and residents of Walnut Hills are creating community gardens in an effort to address food insecurity and provide healthier food choices.

Community members strive to put all their hands on the deck when it comes to starting and sustaining a healthier lifestyle.

In 2017, the only supermarket in the area closed, making Walnut Hills a food desert.

There are now a total of eight urban gardens throughout the community, growing lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, collard greens and more.

Students from Frederick Douglas and DAMPE Community School meet weekly in their school grounds. Children now harvest before winter, they will then learn to sow by starting indoors before replanting next spring.