Food Justice – Farmer Market For The People

  • Location
    Inglewood, California
  • Status

The Problem

Food Justice Students at ECMS Inglewood have identified their community as a food desert. They want to provide education to our immediate community by holding a community farmer market and create a community garden in the parkways surrounding our school's southern campus side.

Our Plan

Our campus is considered a living campus where food is cultivated and nutrition is a key element of the program. We believe in educating the whole child and teaching our students the importance of learning where your food comes from is a priority. Our GA 8th-grade students want to share that message by holding a community farmers market introducing our surrounding neighbors to a new parkway garden that we will plant around the school's southern perimeter for the community to have fresh whole fruits and vegetables. Students will clear the space and amend the soil during their GA classes. There will be one workday with community members to plant the gardens. On the day the gardens are introduced to the community, students will hold a community farmer market. We will place flyers on the doors of the neighbors directly surrounding our school site to invite them to the market.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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    Food Choices

The Benefit

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