RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Thanks to a grant aimed to help kids in Raleigh County, kids can learn how to garden without leaving their homes.
The Raleigh County Public Library teams up with Sowing Young Sprouts to offer kids gardening kits for a 5-week program. Tiffany Ward says a quarter of children in Raleigh County struggle with poverty and food insecurity.
“It’s important for kids, especially now, that they are confident enough that they can grow their own food… even in areas like here where there’s not a lot of yard space,” said Ward, a WVSU 4-H associate. “You can still grow your own food in small spaces.”
Each week has two activities. Kids can get prizes for each one they complete. The program starts Sept. 14. You can sign up at the library.