Providing Hope's Grow Project 2013 Catches the Attention of Local High School Students by onlineprnews

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									Providing Hope's Grow Project 2013 Catches the Attention of Local High School Students



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NJ based non-profit organization

Local Organization offers a hands on learning experience to students while feeding local food insecure
families

Online PR News – 24-July-2013 – Eatontown, NJ-based non-profit organization Providing Hope, has been
successful with providing a hands on organic gardening learning experience to Long Branch High School
Students. Providing Hope designs fun, interactive programs for the students to learn the key concepts of
growing organic vegetables and herbs. As the program has taken off, and the students learn about a new
local food source, Providing Hope donates each harvest to local food insecure families across Monmouth
County.


“Working with these students for the second year is a true joy especially witnessing their reactions while
working in the garden and learning about their food source,” said Rosemary Sherman, Founder of Providing
Hope.


The students gather on the grounds of the Monmouth University Community Garden and are guided by a
Master Gardener. They plant, tend, and harvest fresh organic produce; reap the reward of helping others by
feeding the community; and enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the garden. The students now have the
opportunity to introduce a fresh vegetable source into their daily nutrition as they increase awareness for the
prevention of childhood obesity.


Providing Hope acquires plots each season within various gardens to educate local students while helping
feed local families. The gardens are 100% organic which offers a healthy and safe harvest for everyone.
Providing Hope emphasizes working with organic gardens to promote embracing nature, soil building to
include homemade compost and using only natural, non-toxic substances if intervention is required.


Students end the program with an understanding that organic methods promote a healthy ecosystem where
birds, insects, plants, microorganisms, and people all reach a natural balance that is beneficial for all.


Often gardening is seen as just hard dirty work and not as education. Providing Hope’s Grow Project focuses
on educating the students while they build a sense of pride while they learn how to improve their health and
the wealth of their environment. Providing Hope’s vision is to expand our efforts with feeding food insecure
families thru different ways of organic gardening such as hydroponic and aqua phonics while continuing to




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educate our youth.



Media Information
Rosemary Sherman
rsherman@providinghopenj.org
http://
12 Christopher Way, Suite 200
Eatontown
New Jersey
07724
United States




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