August 2013 – Initial Visit and discovery
CNGF’s President and Founder, Alrie Middlebrook, visited Yamoransa as a member of YASC to teach school children aspects of Ghanaian ecology, with emphasis on the coastal savannah plant community. In the same visit she also conducted surveys that documented the food insecurity and insufficient daily nutrition of the village children. After spending time in Yamoransa, Alrie realized that the people of Yamoransa could benefit greatly from the same strategic garden model and educational program that the CNGF has been designing and implementing in over 50 schools in California since 2006. The first phase involved the selection of the first of 13 garden sites requested by different communities in the town and the selection of a pilot garden.
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