For 14 long weeks, Isaiha and his peers have worked in this garden while tidying up the community, learning the value of work and responsibility.
"I learned how to be a good student in class, how to not disrespect elders. Even though they're not my color I can still respect them as one of my family members," Washington said.
Purchasing the lot from the city for only $1, Ellis says he started this because he wanted to change the narrative for the 53206. Letting people know good things and people come from the zip code.
"This garden is a sense of inspiration not just on Saturday mornings but the period for all the great things that are happening even in the most trying times in this city," said Alderwoman Milele Coggs.
Kids were also given backpacks filled with school supplies during Saturday’s celebration.