RCMA Early Childhood Garden Outline
In 2016 1By1 and the RCMA Early Childhood project purchased 15 boxes to distribute to 5 sites in Immokalee as a pilot project to encourage their providers to grow nutritional plants and in the process share their knowledge with their neighbors. Currently, the RCMA uses Earth-boxes as a teaching tool and family project to grow vegetables share recipes and focus on nutrition. With assistance from Cultivate Immokalee initiative, students help train and provide technical assistance to the center’s teachers and staff. This include help in making the boxes, selecting the proper soil, fertilizer and plants. For those of us in Cultivate Immokalee, it is our hope to leverage Earth-box projects with RCMA and school projects to cover all participating neighborhoods in Immokalee by 2019.