Garden on the Go

aiming to foster an appreciation for farming and healthy eating among area youth

Our Visits Have Begun!

by Claire & Serena on August 12, 2013, no comments

Serena, Claire, and Belvin with our youngest group. In their hands are the gardens they planted!

Serena, Claire, and Belvin with our youngest group. In their hands are the gardens they planted!

August 6th, 10:00am marks the commencement of our visits! Getting up (a little too) bright and early, Claire and I made sure to leave plenty of time for our garden on wheels to safely make its way to the Boll Family YMCA. There, we had such an amazing first visit, making 5 presentations for a total of 100 campers. Each learned the importance of knowing where our food comes from and the benefits of eating healthy. After learning about the importance of gardening, taste testing veggies from our garden, they became gardeners too-bringing home a mini-garden we planted that day!

The next morning, we set off bound for camp Green Living Science. We had the special opportunity of working with only three kids for an hour and a half! With that extra time, we made seed bombs, planted various seeds and flowers, and sat in a pow-wow, discussing all we had learned that day.

Our great friend, Belvin Liles, so graciously volunteered part of his summer to assist us at these camps as well. Our visits have been fun and entertaining for both the kids and us! Though a long haul to certain camps, every drive is so worthwhile when we the shining faces peering into the garden!

Next week, we’re scheduled to visit Healthy Kidz Inc, City Camp, and E.L. Johnson Nature Center. Until next time!

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