Ignite your creativity!
You think you’re not creative? Hogwash!
In addition to two arms, two legs and an overwhelming need to stare at our phones, one of the things that makes us uniquely human is our creativity. We all have it. Unfortunately for most of us our creative instincts have been beaten out of us by years of taking standardized tests in school. So now, instead of that amazing career you envisioned for yourself, you’re working for that nerdy kid with bad skin who didn't get great grades but was always tinkering with some gadget or other. And that Goth girl who sat in the back of the algebra class drawing in her notebook? The one you used to make fun of? She's now a world class illustrator.
“Creativity is not an option, it's an absolute necessity”
— Sir ken robinson
Kent County is one of the most severely underserved communities in Tennessee. To combat this adversity, Project Sprout seeks to nourish our neighbors at the most fundamental level with healthy food options and a strong support network. All members get a portion of each harvest and surpluses are donated to low-income families whose work schedules prevent them from volunteering.
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With ten gardens and counting, Project Sprout has seen a significant improvement in mental and physical health for all participating community members. Other than lowering obesity, blood pressure, and depression rates, the crime rate has also fallen. Our children are doing better in school, reporting higher grades and aspirations, and better job prospects.
If you live near one of our gardens, get involved to receive portions of each harvest. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting produce for their families. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for seed, fertilizer, tools, and outreach.