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Green Thumbs In Your Community

Black Girls with Green Thumbs promotes health literacy in a way that is culturally competent and accessible, meeting community members where they are, online and within their neighborhoods, and inviting them to new experiences like home gardening or health-inspired getaways. The proposed “Green Thumbs In Your Community” project will build a community of individuals, families and community institutions like public libraries that utilize gardening as a tool for nutrition education and positive health outcomes. Black Girls with Green Thumbs seeks support for online nutrition education and healthy cooking instruction; completing library gardens and providing garden education, and the planning of a wellness retreat for women and children from distressed communities, including those living in homeless shelters.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Children
Women
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Suburban
Urban
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
African Americans or Black
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Community based organization staff
General public
Library or information professional
Student, K-12
Project Lead:
Latiaynna Tabb
Funding Source: 
MAR
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$19728
Funding Period:
Jun 19, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded