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Loussac Place Community Garden

Camp Fire Alaska provides out-of-school time programs in three economically challenged neighborhoods in Anchorage, Alaska, serving 150 youth grades K – 6 in our non-fee-based Community Centers.  Our Summer Community Garden program is designed to provide opportunities for these youth to discover healthy foods, garner respect for nature, and build community. 

Camp Fire Alaska staff, along with Master Gardener volunteers will work with the youth on planting and caring for the gardens throughout the short summer season in Alaska.  The gardens are located in close proximity to the Community Center at Loussac Place.

To ensure they are invested in the garden’s success, youth will be involved in every step along the way.  Before planting begins staff will engage youth on planning their garden, i.e. what specific vegetables they want to grow.  Working with Master Gardeners, they will develop a plan for when seedlings need to be started along with a plan for how best to care for the seedlings to ensure they will get a good start before going in the ground.
 

Where it's at:

200 W. 20th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99503
United States

Garden type:

community garden

Garden size (in square feet):

100

Garden beneficiaries:

at-risk youth and families

Number of people reached:

300

What this project needs:

funds
seeds
gardening books

Project leaders:

Joanne Phillips-Nutter
Jo Lamson

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