Thursday, November 3, 2011

Interested in Supporting School Gardens? Me too. Let's Meet.

Posted By on Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 8:29 AM

School gardens were encouraged during World War I.
I can name at least three to four different groups in Nashville who are advocates for the concept of community and school gardens as solutions to food deserts and poor nutrition among impoverished children.

While all of their hearts are definitely in the right place, occasionally not everybody seems to rowing in the same direction. Without meaning to, these disparate organizations compete for the same grant dollars and for the attention of the very Nashvillians who could benefit the most from their efforts.

Maybe this newly formed Nashville School Garden Coalition can bring some clarity to the discussion, or at the very least get the right people around the same table. If you are interested in learning more about these concepts or want to volunteer to help out, mark your calendar for Thursday, Nov. 10, and become a part of the solution. Today's the deadline to RSVP, so get on the stick. Here are all the details:

School Garden Interest Meeting
Nov. 10, 6 to 8 p.m.
Coleman Community Center
384 Thompson Lane

Hosted by: The Nashville School Garden Coalition

Are you interested in starting a school garden? Join the newly-formed Nashville School Garden Coalition to learn more about:

School garden success stories
Local fundraising efforts
Garden-to-snack programs
School Garden curriculum
How to get involved with the Coalition

and more!

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. Please RSVP by Nov. 3 to info@communityfoodadvocates.org or call (615) 385-2286 ext. 226

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