ATLANTA HIP HOP DUO EARTHGANG TO ANNOUNCE COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT WITH JEAN CHILDS YOUNG MIDDLE SCHOOL IN ATLANTA, GA ON APRIL 22, 2021
In celebration of Earth Day, Grammy nominated Atlanta duo, EARTHGANG, announced a very special community garden project in partnership with Young Middle School in Southwest Atlanta. The announce comes ahead of a community event that will take place in the pair’s hometown of Atlanta nearby the school and community garden.
Students at Jean Childs Young Middle School reported food insecurity to be one of the biggest barriers to their success in a 2019 student survey. EARTHGANG hopes to inspire healthy eating and activity, lifelong learning and address food insecurity in the community by restoring a plot of donated land and establishing a robust community garden that will seek to strengthen the local community and provide learning to Jean Childs Young Middle School students and their families. Students will make connections between core curriculum and the benefit of growing and eating healthy food and maintaining good diets. Students will both develop life skills as well as increase environmental awareness.
When asked about the initiative, EARTHGANG’s Olu & WowGr8 shared:
“It’s nearly impossible to focus on education, mental health and financial stability when you don’t have the basic necessities of proper food, shelter and protection. This project is a gift to future generations.” — Olu
“Sustainable living grows more important with each new generation. Promoting agriculture to youth is essential for changing the scope of what our community considers acceptable nourishment.” — WowGr8
Speaking on the partnership with the duo, Young Middle School Principal, Ronald Garlington shared:
“Young Middle School is grateful to EARTHGANG for their commitment to making the Young Middle School Community Garden a reality. Via this garden, students will be provided hands-on learning and problem-solving opportunities, increased environmental awareness and frequent occasions to build strong connections to their community!”
The community garden will be funded through the Atlanta Public Schools Foundation. All contributions are 501c3 tax deductible and will go directly to this garden project. To donate to the fundraising efforts, please visit https://gofund.me/55c84660