Members of the Student Planners Action Network Organization (SPAN) at East Carolina University are excited about their new partnership with Pitt County’s Alice F. Keene District Park and the Making Pitt Fit Community Garden. Ms. Joni Young-Torres and Ms. Alice Keene spoke to SPAN members about the benefits of a community garden which include healthy habits, exercise and community pride. They also explained how the garden is a teaching tool for elementary school kids on the importance of gardening and knowing where your food comes from. Because there are many citizens that utilize the District Park to garden, this is a great way for future planners to get involved and interact with their community. The projects not only beautify the park, but they give those participating a sense of purpose and a gratifying feeling when helping the community. ECU Planning students have participated in several gardening projects over the past year at the District Park and are looking forward to future collaborations.