“G” is for “Gardening:” Roots ‘n’ Reading Combines Youth Literacy with Community Gardening

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“G” is for “Gardening:” Roots ‘n’ Reading Combines Youth Literacy with Community Gardening




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Overview of Outdoor Idea


Roots ‘n’ Reading is a youth literacy program with an outdoorsy twist. Low-income kids work with volunteers, staff, & educators at two community gardens in St. Paul, MN. They grow tasty produce & reading skills at the same time. By summer’s end, they host a potluck lunch for friends & family.

The Specifics: What will the $5,000 fund?

Established in 1972, Project for Pride in Living (PPL) is a nonprofit dedicated to vibrant, healthy communities throughout the Twin Cities region. Our Youth Development Program helps kids and their families out of poverty by connecting them to a network of integrated support services and affordable housing. Roots ‘n’ Reading will use GOOD Corp funds to purchase gardening tools and harvesting baskets. Funds will also support volunteers, staff, and program partners as they lead small group and individual literacy games, promote a whole foods diet, show kids how to maintain two PPL community garden plots, and organize end-of-summer family potlucks. Thank you for reading about and voting for our idea!

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Wonderful idea! Best of luck!

by kateknives
over 3 years ago | Reply

This is a great idea.

by jrandall
over 3 years ago | Reply

This program has it all -- gardening, literacy, technology, and community engagement. Go Roots!

by sarag
over 3 years ago | Reply

This is a fantastic idea to make learning fun for disadvantaged youth! It gets them outdoors and into nature while teaching them something at the same time.

by maedward
over 3 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Friday, June 15

Submission Ended
Thursday, July 19
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Voting Began
Thursday, July 19

Voting Ended
Friday, August 03
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Winner Announced
Tuesday, August 07

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