Birch Community Gardens
Our garden is a community garden consisting of 15-20 volunteers. Each person takes care of their own plot and donates time to care for our donation plots. The food from the donation plots is donated to Broomfield Silvercrest Senior Residence, Broomfield FISH community food share, and the Salvation Army after-school program. In addition to food donations this year we are developing a youth educational summer program for the children in summer care at the Salvation Army. The weekly program will consist of two hours of literacy enrichment for the children followed by two hours of gardening which will relate directly to the content the children have just read about. Our focus is on developing the children’s science and nutrition vocabulary because we believe that the more vocabulary you have about healthy and nutritious food, the more likely you are to exercise that vocabulary when making food choices. This grant money will go specifically to developing a shaded, comfortable space in close proximity to the garden, where the teachers and children can talk about what they are learning in the garden.
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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