Meet the Grower: Cole Ezeilo

Cole Ezeilo holding plan in front of tall sunflower

What school’s gardens are your working in to grow produce?

Bolton Academy, W. J Scott Elementary, Peyton Forest Elementary, Fickett Elementary, M. Agnes Jones Elementary, Benteen Elementary, Kipp Strive Primary

Are you involved with agriculture outside of our program?

Not specifically. I’m more involved in social activism and justice, and this is what drew me to Project Giving Gardens as a whole. The concept of giving back to communities and families in need is especially pertinent now due to COVID-19. By both planting and harvesting plants all around the city of Atlanta and donating through the Captain Planet Foundation, I’m speaking to serve both nature and my society.

What brought you to gardening?

I grew up constantly visiting farms and gardens due to my parent’s work, so gardening has always felt like a part of me. It’s only recently that I’ve began doing my own research and putting different techniques skills into practice, however the concept of being on a farm is one I’m no stranger to.

What inspired you to become a part of Project Giving Gardens?

The enticing union I saw between social responsibility and working in the outdoors that this project possess.

What is your favorite thing to grow?

I’d probably say either tomatoes or kale.

Where else can we find you online?

Instagram – @okucole