Updated: Nov 28, 2020
More teens on the farm have been getting their hands dirty in the garden this summer, thanks to a generous grant from Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation.
The Baton Roots Community Farm was awarded a $10,000 donation from the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation in support of the farm’s expansion. This is the second year in a row the nonprofit has received this grant.
Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation serves to support community organizations working to provide nutrition education and healthy food programs to kids. The Sprouts grant will help Baton Roots continue its youth training programs, as well as the farm’s 5-acre expansion.
Organizers hope the five acres of farm rows will yield 200,000 pounds of fresh food to the North Baton Rouge community.
The farm project, an initiative under the Walls Project, launched during the 2019 MLK Fest in January at BREC Howell Park. The program is in partnership with Mayor Weston-Broome’s Healthy BR initiative.
North Baton Rouge currently has one of the city's largest food deserts, and the farm aims to alleviate food access barriers by growing and distributing fresh produce to local families.
The Baton Roots Community Farm serves to provide a restorative landscape to support healthy lifestyles, mental welfare, and environmental security.
Baton Roots is a community effort made possible by: