Nolan Elementary School needed an angel and the people at Snelling Staffing Services heard the call.  On Saturday, June 18th Maura Ryan-Kaiser and the employees of Snelling Staffing Services came out in full force to get the Nolan Garden up and running.  Working with Bonnie Odom and her team of students, they were hauling dirt and compost…tightening up the boxes…planting seeds and sets.  They accomplished quite a bit on one day…getting stuff in the ground while building a strong foundation for a respectful, mutually beneficial relationship in the the days that come. 

The two employees shown throughout this piece are Terri Etter and Barb Felker.

Getting Started

Bonnie Odom

Putting the kids to work!

Smiling for the camera!

Now this is how you do it!

Bonnie and the kids…”See what we have done”!

A sense of accomplishment

Our Hunble Beginnings…”4 Raised Beds”


Raised Bed #1

Raised Bed #2

Raised Bed #3

Raised Bed #4

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now!


To learn how you and/or your business can get involved with Project Sweet Tomato and work with kids, schools and community groups, get in touch with Arthur Littsey/Nine Below call (313) 369-1710 or email