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 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation
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Make Summer Gardening Possible for Our Kids!

Make Summer Gardening Possible for Our Kids!
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Kids who grow veggies eat veggies! That’s why Local Matters invites youth into the garden to learn where food comes from and how it grows. Hands-on education in the garden helps children develop confidence, leadership skills, and healthy behaviors.

Your support of this Better Together project will give thousands of children from food-insecure communities the opportunity to grow food, be more physically active, and eat healthier foods. Specifically, gifts to this Better Together campaign will support the purchase of a new truck, replacing an irreparable truck that was damaged last year. Transporting supplies and harvested produce is vital to Local Matters’ gardening programming across central Ohio.

Without this vehicle, Local Matters will be unable to prepare over 20 garden sites for youth education or distribute food from the gardens to people in our community.

“I appreciate when you teach us the different food like kale chips, salad, my favorite potatoes, cranberries, and smoothies. At home, I made kale chips and I put olives on it. I liked it because it was flavorful. Thank you for teaching us the four seasons when you grow, harvest, and plant.” — Food Matters in the Garden student.

Join us to connect kids to hands-on experiences in central Ohio gardens! We are Better Together!


Better TogetherThe Columbus Foundation‘s crowdfunding platform, rallies individuals to work together to bring out the best in our community! Through Better Together, you can show love to our local nonprofits by donating toward their time-sensitive projects and programs. With new projects going up every month, you’re sure to see a cause that’s close to your heart, so be sure to stop in often to check them out!


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This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

CLICK HERE to sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale!