The weather is getting colder, our plants are snuggled up under row covers and the kids need jackets to come out to the garden. Well, maybe not. That hasn't quite been the case yet this winter but we're not complaining (and neither are our Wednesday Weeders!)! Since our last update, we've had big plans a brewin'. Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter to help make these plans come to life and create a better and healthier Alabama with a greenhouse, aquaponics system, community gardens, a School Garden Incubation Program and a compost system among other exciting projects we have in the works!
This past year, over 200 elementary students learned about healthy eating each week, made their student-run Farm Stand with its Budding Entrepreneurs Program a weekly fixture at University Place Elementary, created pathways to fresh, healthy foods and worked with over 170 University of Alabama students in service-learning classes.
We want for YOU to help us further our mission of building community through food in 2013. This holiday season, consider donating to DCGP, sparing a few tools or classroom supplies, or volunteering in our regular work days. We'd sure love to have your continued support and guarantee that every dollar you donate will go directly to helping build a healthier, more sustainable Alabama and supporting kids like these.
Happy Holidays from everyone at DCGP!