Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Gold Award Spotlight: The Learning Garden

Girl Scout Desmone has earned the Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouts.

For her project, “The Learning Garden,” her goal was to educate her community about healthy and affordable food choices. By breaking her project down into three different areas of focus, she was able to reach all different ages of her community. 

She started by partnering with First Baptist Church South Hill to start a Garden Ministry. She also reached out to the clients of First Baptist Church South Hill Food Pantry to educate them on healthy and affordable food options.

Desmone’ was able to overcome obstacles when learning how to perfect her garden and by adding some fresh soil she was able to yield an abundance of crops that were donated. 

She advocated in the community to encourage people to contact their congressional representatives and senators to improve food security for all Americans.

Finally, she taught her fellow Girl Scouts how to do container gardening with the goal of teaching the local youth how to create their own mini gardens to help sustain her project.

The work that Desmone’ did helped teach healthy eating habits to people in the community and gave them different avenues to find healthy food options.