Urban Garden is Living Classroom

A successful urban garden supplies organically grown vegetables and herbs from Mmofra Foundation’s site in Accra.  In a unique arrangement with the garden’s owner,  it also serves as a living classroom for our Language Club children.

Urban farm in Accra is living classroom

Language Club children walk through the garden with EdenTree CEO Catherine Krobo-Edusei Benson, October 2011

 

The garden’s proprietor, Catherine Krobo-Edusei Benson, is the CEO of EdenTree Ltd and one of Accra’s most successful urban farmers.  A long-time supporter of Mmofra, she’s always willing to lead tours of the garden and to teach about the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

In the urban garden with Catherine Krobo-Edusei Benson

A sensory experience in the urban garden

EdenTree gardener Iliasu Nuhu cultivates several varieties of greens and a wide range of herbs in soil which has been carefully remediated and organically enriched.  He’s also one of the Language Club’s most consistent volunteers.

Core Foundation Volunteer Illiasu Setting Up Language Club

Iliasu Nuhu setting up books for a Language Club session

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