OKT garden coaches attend “Sharing Garden” training

Gardening classThree garden coaches overseeing Our Kitchen Table’s food gardens at Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy made time out of their busy schedules to attend a full-day garden training, “The Sharing Garden,” hosted by Urban Roots at Blandford Nature Center.

Lee, Belinda and Octavius joined a room full of participants from many local community gardens, including Dwelling Place Inc., several church-based gardens, and others seeking to grow healthier foods for neighbors with limited access to them.

Topics included how to get community more involved, choosing vegetables that people want to eat, getting the soil ready, garden planning, and planting instruction. OKT’s garden coaches will bring their own experience as food growers to MLK’s students and families as well as the information they learned at the training. Each is deeply dedicated to making the garden work for the MLK community of families and neighbors.

OKT is blessed to have such knowledgeable, dedicated staff on its team. Grow justice!