A brand new initiative at John Burroughs Education Campus has reminded us of the power of partnerships. With our School Garden Coordinator in touch with both the daily workings of the school and developing relationships with other local providers, the Washington Youth Garden is proud to be a partner in bringing the Martha’s Market program to Burroughs families. Every month, this nutrition education and food-give away program provides families with bags of healthy food, recipes and food preparation demonstrations.
The week before Thanksgiving, 135 students each took home 37 pounds of groceries to their families, including a turkey, for a total of 4,995lbs! We thrilled to be part of a comprehensive effort to impact attitudes and access to healthy food in our community.