Mission Statement

The Hansberry Garden and Nature Center, a community garden in SW Germantown, initiated the Kelly Green Project in partnership with the local John B. Kelly Elementary School to find ways to transform the schoolyard into a true community asset, focused on children and their developmental needs.

This largely unused space should be a place to play, learn, grow fresh food and offer outdoor performance opportunities.

In the broader sense, the initiative is an effort to wrap the community’s arms around our children and insure them a safe, caring, and nurturing environment.

The health of our community begins with our kids.

We are going to make it happen.

play. plant. perform