MSU Continues Sustainable Living Promotion with Community Garden
The Morgan State University Nutritional Sciences Program has partnered with the University of Maryland Master Gardeners and the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc to help end hunger, obesity and health disparities in Baltimore City with the second season of a community gardening project. Inviting students, faculty, staff and neighbors to plant, grow and harvest their own vegetables on a once-vacant plot of land near the Morgan campus, the program has forged partnerships with city residents and neighboring colleges to encourage healthier eating and lifestyle.
Since its inception in May 2010, the program has sought to provide nutrition and collaboration between MSU community members and their neighbors living in the Northeast Baltimore area. The group has attracted the attention of groundskeepers employed by the non-profit Baltimore Civic Works program and officials from the University of Maryland, whom have volunteered time and expertise to the initiative.
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