The Sankofa Community Garden and Farm in Homewood is an amazing place. The garden produces hundreds of pounds of produce every year to help feed the community. The area is a food desert and CEO Ayanna Jones is determined not only to help feed the neighborhood, but educated them on growing as a way to help them to be self sufficient. Three young women who work at the garden explain why this space is so important and then plant bulbs in “Keelin’s Place,” a garden used as a therapeutic tool to help children with autism. “Gardening is fun,” Doug says, “you can truly enjoy every day spent outside when you’re tending vegetables, flowers, shrubs, and trees.”
With the help of flowerbulbs.com, Doug Oster visited Sankofa Community Garden and Farm to help create a garden for children with special needs.
Watch his episode of In Doug’s Garden to learn more:
Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned tender to your backyard oasis, Doug Oster has something to offer everyone! Simply put, he loves writing about gardening and highlighting gardeners. Beyond writing, Doug is also an Emmy Award-winning producer, and television host. You can catch Doug hosting The Organic Gardener Radio Show, every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on Pittsburgh’s KDKA Radio, and read his feature articles in the Pittsburgh Earth Day’s Green Voice e-newsletter.
Visit Doug’s website and blog: dougoster.com to learn more!