The goal of the grant will begin to educate young families about the systemic food desert existing in our community, Humboldt Park. The gardens will be learning sites for parents and families to reconnect with traditional practices of food cultivation, identify organic gardening practices, and building home gardens. This engagement with parents and families will reinforce the school curriculum and commitment to sustainable food production in our community. In addition, the community partnerships with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) and the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (IPRAC) will extend the practices of agricultural sustainability for community residents to benefit and learn from the harvest during the farmer’s market and other community events.
The Whole Kids Foundation and FoodCorps awarded Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School and the PRCC The School Garden Grant Program for $2,000 to improve our gardens and engage students of the FLC and other courses in gardening and the importance of whole nutrition.