The Fertile Ground Project unveils new garden at Galloway Elementary

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Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, along with students and staff from Galloway Elementary, celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Living Room at Galloway, a reimagined food garden. The event, held Friday, October 8, unveiled the garden which was redesigned with murals by local artists, landscape art by a local university, and freshly grown produce to teach and engage children about healthy food options. The creation of the food garden is part of the city’s initiative to raise awareness and educate residents on the availability and importance of healthy options called “The Fertile Ground Project.” In November 2018, the City of Jackson was selected as a Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge winner. Jackson received $1 million for its project, “The Fertile Ground Project: Inspiring Dialogue About Food Access,” using public art to raise awareness around the complexities of our food system in the city and state. (Advocate photos by Joshua Martin)

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The Fertile Ground Project unveils new garden at Galloway Elementary

By Jackson Advocate News Service
November 9, 2021