In 2008, a group of young adults met to discuss the social and economic issues in their community.
The Washingtonians understood firsthand the problems in their community and brainstormed on solutions to help the next generation. The group agreed that the key to improving the social and economic issues in their community was to invest in the youth.
The grassroots organization became a non-profit that developed asa hands-on green curriculum that premiered a youth detention center for females in Washington, D.C. The program later transitioned to The Boys & Girls Club #14.
Participants participated in healthy eating on a budget food demonstrations, field trips, discussed food deserts and brainstormed on solutions to local social issues.
The team decided that growing a community garden provides solutions to malnutrition and food deserts. Access, resources, and hands-one education were the essential elements provided to youth for them to implement solutions to the issues discussed in our sessions.