Mulberry Community Gardens (MCG) was founded in 2010 by a group of volunteers with no land, other resources, or physical limitations, limiting the ability to home garden. Our group shares knowledge, ideas, efforts, and produce while growing friendships.
In addition, we offer educational venues and develop our own programs encompassing a broad array of the community:
-Poudre High School Environmental Club
-BASE Camp summer program
-Polaris Experiential School
-School of Public Health and Sociology graduate programs
Most recently we have developed “Growing Beatz”, a program that brings together the garden experience and a performance level break dancing group, Choice City Breakerz, which engages “at risk” youths, physically located next door. This program encompasses gardening, cooking, free-play, arts and science, and animal care experience in addition to break dance class. The program encourages attendees to take home produce to share with their families. Additionally, families are welcomed to the garden to spend time with their children at the garden.
Our pilot group evolved from a group of the kids throwing rocks after dance in the parking lot to gardening and caring for animals. They continue to be enthusiastic, excitedly asking throughout the winter months when they can return to 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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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA