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Ten years after Katrina : A message from Sankofa’s Executive Director
Ten years after the devastation from the Hurricane Katrina,
and the Ninth Ward still has very limited access to fresh, whole produce. As a
resident of the Lower Ninth Ward, I founded Sankofa to focus on holistic
wellness in our community—starting with healt...
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Sankofa Mobile Market Visits ARISE Academy for the Sankofa HEAL Fair
Last Thursday May 14, 2015 we hosted a health fair for Arise
Academy Elementary School. For this event we decided it was time to roll in our Mobile
Market with activities for the HEAL students to interact with fresh fruits and vegetables!  The students play...
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HEAL students cooked for seniors in the garden!
Last Tuesday we had the pleasure to host the Lower 9 th Ward Senior Douglass
Learning Garden , our school garden at ARISE Academy. Given the
occasion, the HEAL Project students prepared something special for the seniors who visited. Seniors and students aft...
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Updates School Garden!
We want to update you on the happenings at our school
garden! Remember the tomatoes kids transplanted back in March ? Well,
we staked them yesterday because they are getting big! Staked tomatoes  Also our arbor was finished!! We want to thank Mr. Raymond fo...
Updates School Garden!
Updates School Garden!
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HEAL students teach kindergarteners how to keep their organs healthy!
This school year we taught kids not only to eat well, but how their bodies (and organs) are affected by what they eat and do!  In order to teach this in an effective, interactive way we helped each student to create their own life size model of their bodies...
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Plantings started at our school garden at ARISE Academy!
This week we had an exciting week with the HEAL students and
we want to tell you all about it! Finally the seeds that we started in the green house were
ready to be transplanted into the ground. Tomatoes, squashes and cucumbers ready to be transplanted In o...
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MyPlate with HEAL Kids
Last week we had a fun, interactive class on MyPlate! HEAL kids and teachers enjoyed it very much! The class started with the introduction of MyPlate. We printed a big poster of MyPlate, which can be found in the printable section of choosemyplate website. ...
MyPlate with HEAL Kids
MyPlate with HEAL Kids
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Gardening workshop welcomes new community partners!
ARISE staff, parents, and neighbors came out for a free workshop at the Sankofa Learning Garden this Wednesday afternoon. The workshop was led by experienced gardener Pam Broom. The information at the event ranged from planting beds out of ground, how to tr...
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Food Day - Part 2
We just want to report back with great news! Food Day at
ARISE Academy on October 24 was a success! Food Day celebrates good, real food! We decided to celebrate it by inviting ARISE Academy students to our garden. We had the opportunity to have visitors fro...
Food Day - Part 2
Food Day - Part 2
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Sankofa will celebrate Food Day at ARISE Academy!
We are getting ready to celebrate our 3rd Food Day celebration! Food day is a national event where organizations, communities, schools come together and celebrate food… ONLY real food. Having that idea in mind we are holding a Food Day fair at our learning ...
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