NFL Green has incorporated community greening projects into the management of Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, and the Draft by working closely with local community organizations and parks and recreation departments. Projects include planting trees, contributing to green spaces where kids can play, creating community gardens in areas with limited access to fresh produce, restoring habitat, and engaging in reforestation projects where tens of thousands of seedlings are often planted. Funding to support these projects comes from the NFL, NFL sponsors, local event host committees, and from local grant recipients who provide a dollar for dollar match for each greening project grant.
The Gardening Module allows students to explore nature and the wonders of growing food for themselves, their families, and their community. It also focuses on providing plants for wildlife.
The Inspiration Academy Garden Project
The Inspiration Academy was awarded a grant from NFL Green. Next to our school’s playground, TIA students will design and install a garden that will incorporate:
- An irrigation system
- Vegetable Garden with: peas, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, onions, and more.
- Herb Garden with: basil, oregano, and more.
- Trees: TBD
- Fencing around the garden space.
During the school week, TIA students will rotate to have time to work on the school’s garden project.