CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- Sabra Dipping Company worked with Richmond’s George Wythe High School as part of its long-term initiative called “Plants with a Purpose,” a community engagement mission dedicated to helping alleviate the impact of Food Deserts in the U.S.
Food Deserts, as defined by the USDA, are neighborhoods and towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, affordable food (specifically fruits and vegetables). It is estimated that more than 23 million Americans live in impacted areas. In comparison to areas of similar size, Richmond has been described as the largest Food Desert in the country.
Volunteers from Sabra and Renew Richmond worked with students at George Wythe High School for a day of service to expand and enhance the garden area in the school’s central courtyard.
• Installing garden towers
• Planting fall crops
• Education about soil preparation, fall crop care, watering, tower gardening, etc.
• Planting perennials as beautification enhancements for the garden