Mountain Garden Initiative

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Mountain Garden Initiative (MGI) provides start-up assistance to schools interested in establishing student-run gardens and food education in Letcher County, Kentucky.

Mountain Garden Initiative is working towards a world where young people in Letcher County, Kentucky, and beyond will have increased access to local produce and healthy foods, increased awareness about the importance of local foods economies, and the opportunity to develop a meaningful agriculture-based skillset. Our program sees young people as the gatekeepers and stewards of this county, this region, and our collective future, and we want to provide them with the tools they will need to ensure their community’s future is bright.

With program components such as curriculum assistance, fundraising and mini-grants, and school garden design and planning, MGI aims to create successful school garden programs that avoid the common pitfalls that so often stifle school garden projects. Mountain Garden Initiative is proud to be a project of Community Farm Alliance.

For more information contact: neff.hilary (at)

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