Opelika Grows, O Grows, is a nonprofit organization that encourages outdoor education in Opelika City Schools and has turned into a community partnership that engages community leaders to bring awareness to food insecurity issues in Opelika, Alabama.
O Grows promotes gardening and related programming in service and awareness of local food security. Students and community members in Opelika are involved in planning, installating and maintaining garden spaces throughout the city. Produce grown in the gardens is donated to the Community Garden in Opelika.
While working as the O Grows intern I was responsible for increasing community awareness of the organization. I created and managed all social media accounts for the organization.
O Grows also took over management of the Opelika Farmers Market this summer, which I managed every Tuesday afternoon. I suppervised the market by orientating farmers, answering patron questions and instructing market volunteers.