Gryphon Garden

Through our school garden, we are striving to raise awareness of healthy and sustainable foods.  After our garden is up and growing, the economically in-need students will be the first to receive the vegetables we grow.  They will be encouraged to help in the garden in order to gain knowledge about these food alternatives. This garden will be student let by the new “Farm-to-Table Club”  who will encourage peers who take home vegetables to also volunteer in the school garden.  Most likely, the students who will qualify to take home vegetables know little about sustainability and where their food comes from; they just see it once it gets on their plate.  In the garden, we will allow students to help plant and harvest the vegetables so they can see their food from the beginning as a seed until it enters their bodies. Those students will take home, along with their bag of veggies, recipes with instructions on how to cook the foods they receive in order to sustain themselves.

Garden Information

Started:

2015

County:

Nash

Participant Count:

10-30

Organization:

Cooperative/Communal Garden

Plot Count:

Less than 10

Type:Community-school garden Size:

Less than 1/4 acre

Primary Production:

Vegetables

Secondary Production:

Compost, Flowers/greenery, Fruits, Herbs

Culture/Language:

English

Primary Audience:

Student and teachers of RMHS

Primarily Served:

In-need student population

Funding Source:

Eason Earth Sources, Josey Lumber Co., Rocky Mount High School


Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
School Rocky Mount High School View site 252.937.9050 -

Contact Information

Land Ownership:

Private Land
Rocky Mount High School
252.937.9050

Garden Contact:

Bishop Godwin

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Betsy Hester

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Sydra Todd

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Garden Location:

1400 Bethlehem Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27803, USA

Mailing Address:

Bishop Godwin
1505 West Haven Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27803