$150K Grant Awarded For Gardening Programs
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A foundation created by cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg is giving $150,000 to support a program that uses gardening to promote health education and youth entrepreneurship in New Orleans' 9th Ward.
The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/LGvnpe) reports the Sankofa Community Development Corp. will use the W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant for its Health, Education, Agriculture and Leadership Project.
High-school-age students will add herbs and flowers to Sankofa's garden, and will continue selling fruits and vegetables and giving healthy cooking demonstrations at the Sankofa Farmers Market. They also will take field trips and meet with small business owners.
Sankofa is a nonprofit established to promote urban revitalization, healthy living, education and economic development in the 9th Ward. In addition to the farmers market and garden, it has a small blueberry farm.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com