Alan Day Community Garden
Our pending garden expansion has 3 main goals: to promote youth leadership, to forward the local foods movement, and to provide an outreach mechanism for the community garden. It will consist of several new raised-beds (as many as we can fund), fresh compost and loam, seeds and seedlings, and a fence to exclude deer. This new garden will promote our Youth Leadership Program by designating an area specifically under the "management" of high school student interns. Students will be involved and responsibile for the full range of gardening activities, from seed to market. The market, in this case, is a local summer camp for girls. The camp purchases large amounts of local foods, and wishes to have better access to locally grown fruits and vegetables. The proceeds from the sale will be used to support the Youth Leadership Program and make it a sustainable aspect of the community garden. Children from the summer camp are also invited to be a part of the operations at the garden. Involving children and their families will provide and outreach mechanism by introducing local youth and adults to the community garden and giving them personal responsibilities to maintain success. Everyone who works and volunteers at the garden has the opportunity to bring home fresh vegetables to their families. This project will directly benefit all youth leaders and their families, and all consumers at the summer camp, as well as improve community resilience in our area.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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