The Step-up kids have arrived! Now that summer has come students have been assigned to Project Sweetie Pie, Afro Eco, EJAM, Plymouth Green Team, Appetite for Change and a host of other programs. And, they are working on the gardens. The goal is to create a super-structure. We know that community gardens are fun during planting and harvesting but not as much fun in the hot sun. These young people will be going around to about 30 different gardens to be sure that they are weeded, watered and vibrant. Along the way, they will be learning how to design, plant, and maintain gardens, sell produce, figure out the cost of gardening, and learning about techniques. We will send you a link to their blog.
Here is our wish-list:
- Adults to help with the gardening and drive kids between 10-3. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to volunteer for a day or a week! These are great kids
- Water bottles
- Gas cards so some of the seniors can come and help
- Transportation so that we can get 20+ kids around to the gardens
- Donations or leads to funds–hauling kids around to the gardens takes a lot of gas