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Buena Vista CHAMPs

Oct. 29, 2015, 9:35 AM

Cutting the ribbon at the event were, from left, Mark Kerske, owner of Gardens of Babylon, Janet Cross, administrative director of Patient and Family-Centered Care at Children’s Hospital, Maggie Thompson DeVier, Junior League of Nashville, Jessica Bowers Hopson, Junior League of Nashville, Kevin Spears, student, Michelle McVicker, Buena Vista principal, and Tara Pergies, Gardens of Babylon. (photo by Cathy Atlas)

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Buena Vista Enhanced Option Elementary School leaders, students and community recently celebrated the opening of a new outdoor classroom and garden.

The garden, named the Buena Vista Living Learning Lab, was cultivated from a project known as CHAMP’s Gardens, a nearly decade-long partnership between Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Metro Nashville Public Schools to improve the health and well-being of children through advocacy, research, education and community-based interventions.

Funding for the garden was provided by a grant from the Junior League of Nashville through the CHAMP’s Gardens program.

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