The Choices Headstart Program recently received a grant for $5,000 to go towards starting a community garden for their students. Once their produce is ready to harvest, they plan on donating to the Lord’s Diner and starting their own market. Headstart administrators say the grant has opened many doors on what is possible for this new garden.
“This year we went to a little 8 by 8 one to a huge 12 by 12 one, so we’re really hoping we can bump up our produce,” says Choices Early Childhood Learning Center Site Director Amanda Pross.
Pittsburg State, Home Depot and Miracle Grow all pitched in to help the garden come together. PSU students helped build multiple raised beds for the garden and Home Depot donated supplies and soil.