Evanston Township High School received a $2,500 contribution to support its Edible Acre Project, a community garden created in partnership with The Talking Farm and maintained by ETHS students.
The gift comes from CoBank on behalf of William M. Farrow, III, a member of the cooperative bank’s board. Farrow is a founding director, president, and CEO of the Chicago-based Urban Partnership Banks.
Each year, the Edible Acre Project produces a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs for multiple growing seasons. Launched as a pilot project in 2009, it hires ETHS student workers to tend to the garden plots during the summer months.