Fifth graders in the Global Goals class have spent this quarter learning about hunger, food insecurity, food supply, and food deserts (areas where it is hard to find affordable, fresh, and nutritious food).
Students got into groups to decide how they could make a difference in food deserts in Greensboro. One group decided to create signs and billboards to raise awareness of the problem of food deserts in our city. The other three groups decided to build raised bed gardens that could be placed in areas that have limited access to fresh food.
According to Global Goals teacher Elizabeth Ramsey, the school is talking with the director at the Center for New North Carolinians as well as the director of the Community Garden Program at Greensboro Parks and Recreation about placement of the garden beds.