Updated: Nov 2, 2020
A dream of expanding the Baton Roots Community Farm is becoming a blooming reality thanks to a $10,000 donation from Cox Communication.
The donation is the second donation to The Walls Project and will go towards the farm’s 5-acre expansion project. In May, the internet service company had awarded $15,000 in grant funding to The Walls Project for student technology to help East Baton Rouge Parish students obtain computers as schools shifted to virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As many businesses closed during the stay at the home mandate, Baton Roots served as an invaluable resource to the North Baton Rouge neighborhoods, through invaluable training to our young farmers and fresh produce for the community.
Baton Roots officially kickstarted in 2019, during the January MLK Fest, with its intergenerational Harmony Garden. Currently, the farm offers multiple programs, including “Hustle & Grow”, and “Garden In a Box,” which focus on backyard gardening to encourage healthy eating and food security.
Baton Roots is a community effort made possible by: