Mobile Garden Classroom
Greg Marlett, from Morgan County Soil & Water, developed a Mobile Garden Classroom, on a trailer that he takes to schools to teach students how to grow their own food.
“Teaching kids simple gardening gives light that farming will continue to build! Kids even teach their parents how to grow a garden, and make their own food! I can’t tell you how many times parents tell me, that they didn’t know this was possible from home..” says Greg Marlett.
The mobile garden went from 1 class a week, to now having to book classes in advance. Greg has been teaching this class at the Mooresville Public library for more space to continue the classes!
``The Community Foundation has been awesome! They are our new agency. It just makes sense to bring our dollars local. The staff is welcoming, and have been helpful in opening doors that we couldn't have done ourselves. We didn't know that some of the folks in our community we're doing the same thing. And that they wanted to help too. It's a community effort!``
``On the 2nd Friday in June our youngsters have been invited to participate with the Kendrick Scholars in an event at Bradford Woods. We are excited about that. It's something new. I think just being out with Bradford Woods will be fun, and it's a community foundation effort. I must say to that the Community Foundation is great at getting our story out now for 18 years. We're extremely grateful!``
``Being a CFMC Fund has allowed us a little bit of freedom to not to worry about a bank account at this point. In the next couple of years we will start looking at filing our own paperwork, but that coverage from the foundation have given us a leg up in getting developed. Hasn't it always been about serving to help others?!``
``It's been a great experience for us! We have one been a couple of years into our relationship with the CFMC, but their interest, commitment and help have brought us more success than we can imagine..``