One innovative program in Detroit, "Peaches and Greens," takes a page from the neighborhood ice cream man – only the trucks are stocked with fresh produce instead of fudge pops and ice-cream sandwiches. Volunteers grow the produce in nearby community gardens. "Hip Hop for Health" in St. Louis targets middle school students, using music as the back beat for a curriculum on healthy food choices. Other programs reach school-age children as young as kindergartners, helping them build school gardens and espousing the benefits of eating locally grown foods.
"The National Park Service and the memorial's organizing foundation has delayed the start of construction for nearly a full year due to bickering about how to best "secure the site against possible domestic terrorism threats." The park officials want big barriers blocking access to the memorial, but the memorial's organizers want the site uncluttered and conform to "King's legacy of openness and inclusiveness."