Food security is a widespread issue globally. Lack of nutrition and calorie uptake are the largest contributors to malnutrition.
The Nino Garden, is a series of 4 individual 10 x 4 raised garden beds located at Carver Elementary School. It is planted in the fall and spring seasons with nutritious vegetables, leafy greens, legumes, and a handful of local flowering plants to support pollinators.
The location of this garden was chosen with the intention to make an impact in the surrounding community. Richmond is known to be a “food desert,” meaning there is little to no access to affordable and nutritious food within the community.
The mission of the Nino Garden is to provide supplemental nutrition for the homeless and under-served by encouraging environmental friendly habits in the Richmond Community.
This was made to succeed by the efforts of our members, agricultural experts and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).