By Brittany Cadwallader
In just a few short months the Abib Newborn Learning Garden has sprouted up from this…
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We “planted” this learning garden with our friends at ING for kids in Brownsville to have the opportunity to make their community a more beautiful place.
From the opening of the garden itself, these kids have been our partners. Fourth graders from PS 184K took part in the ribbing cutting ceremony alongside executives from ING and CPF on June 16th.
The garden is located in Brownsville, Brooklyn, corner of Osborn and Newport Streets on a site of former row houses that were removed in the 1970s and left bare for many years. It will be available to kids in area schools as well as those who live in the NYCHA homes across the street.
One of the many things we get to do here at CPF is to take something that was once barren and useless and turn it into something
beautiful that provides hope and unity in the community. The pictures below show just that:
These kids will be growing beautiful flowers and healthy foods, but in the process they will learn so much more about taking care of their world and their bodies.