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B Blossoms Garden

The Benedictine School provides residential and day services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, ages 5 through 60. The purpose of this project is to expand our current garden in order to benefit more individuals and to develop community relationships through the gardening experience. Through the vocational program, we have started a garden that has allowed a learning experience in growing fresh food, organic practices, composting techniques including vermicomposting, and the trials and errors of gardening.  This grant will assist us in expanding our current garden to grow a greater variety and quantity of crops, add additional raised beds, and serve more individuals within the garden program. The ultimate goal of the gardening program would be to provide access to organic foods to the individuals being served and the local community. The sense of accomplishment and pride in being able to grow and eat one's own produce is priceless. 

Where it's at:

14299 Benedictine Lane
Laffey McHugh Training Center
Ridgely, MD 21660
United States

Garden type:

job training garden

Garden size (in square feet):

300

Garden beneficiaries:

disabled people and children

Number of people reached:

80

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
expert technical assistance
fruit bushes
gardening books
soil
compost
mulch
lumber
garden cart
compost bin

Project leaders:

Casey Townsend
Sherry Sharp

About us:

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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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606