Growing Petersburg Garden Project
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The garden not only brings fresh produce to the community, but also teaches the youth a skill they can take with them throughout the rest of their lives.
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The Story

Petersburg, VA

In 2012, Mike Jackson founded the nonprofit organization Think Then Choose Wisely (TTCW) to help every individual, both young and young-at-heart, understand how they can succeed in life by making the right choices. He saw a growing problem with the children in the Petersburg, Virginia area making bad choices in the food that they were eating, or were going without food, and wanted to make a difference. To encourage healthy food choices, TTCW opened a community garden.

Since opening the garden, the program has grown to become the Growing Petersburg Garden Project. The garden serves the Petersburg community by offering access to locally grown food while also influencing healthy living choices and educating families about nutrition. “The garden not only brings fresh produce to the community, but also teaches the youth a skill they can take with them throughout the rest of their lives,” Mike said. TTCW hopes to expand the garden by building a greenhouse and irrigation system, but the garden will first need a source for water.

Currently, the garden volunteers must water the garden by hand with water collected in rain barrels. An irrigation well is desperately needed to provide water for the produce grown at the garden. TTCW hopes to raise $2,850 through RedBasket.org to build an on-site irrigation well. “It provides the entire community the opportunity to take part in the work of the garden and to see the reward of hard work in the form of the produce it provides,” said Mike. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation and help the TTCW community garden continue to grow. Share this story today!

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