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Read what people are saying about Highland Youth Garden!

September 2018

“If we can get children in the neighborhood excited about growing and eating healthy food, we hope they will bring that same excitement we see in the garden back to their homes and share their love of vegetables with their families.”

Jazmyn Benjamin / Read Full Article

july 2017

"It's like an oasis in the middle of the hilltop."

Peggy Murphy / Read Full Article

January 2014

"This outdoor garden and learning center not only teaches them about science and food but about respect, responsibility, and rewards."

Kristen Reese / Read Full Article

august 2018

“We’re not just growing food—that’s a plus; we’re growing kids.”

Jazmyn Benjamin / Read Full Article

april 2016

"This program is so important because it not only gives these kids and families easy access to fresh food in a food desert, but it also educates them on why they’re important."

Scott Lang / Read Full Article

June 2012

“Here children learn that they can do things to make a difference in their own lives.”

Peggy Murphy / Read Full Article

 


awards

Best Community Garden, 2nd Place [The Columbus Dispatch, 2018]

Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer Project (State Award) [Ohio State University Extension, 2016]

Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer Project (County Award) [Ohio State University Extension, 2016]

Woman in Agriculture Award [Franklin County Farm Bureau, 2015]

Friend of Agriculture Award [Franklin County Farm Bureau, 2015]

Education Garden of the Year [Franklin Park Conservatory, 2014]

Boyd W. Bowden Garden Impact Award [Franklin Park Conservatory, 2013]

Education Garden of the Year [Franklin Park Conservatory, 2012]

Community Garden of the Year [Franklin Park Conservatory, 2011]

Garden of the Year [Franklin Park Conservatory, 2009]

Youth Garden of the Year [Franklin Park Conservatory, 2009]


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