BLANCHESTER — The Blue Atlas Project (BA), a non-profit focused on helping increase food security in communities rebuilding from crises, is constructing a school garden at Putman Elementary School.

According to a news release:

– The garden beds will be built with the students in the gifted program led by Angelyn Buchanan

– The entire fourth grade will participate in the seed starting process

– To support this project text BLUEATLAS to 44-321

The Blue Atlas Project was founded by a Blanchester local, Kali Kirkendall. She is happy to be able to focus this effort in her hometown.

As the community works to rebuild in the wake of the opioid crisis, which radically is changing many lives, BA is happy to work with this school. This effort allows children to learn the benefits of getting your hands in the soil and how to use locally grown, nutritious food to feed your mind and body health.

The Blue Atlas Project operates projects in numerous countries helping to create sustainable food systems to address local challenges in each location.