Mid-Celis Community Garden
Our garden at the Mid-Celis Apartments is on the 3rd floor terrace of a new apartment building that houses formerly homeless families and transitional aged youth (kids who have aged out of the foster care system). I volunteer to help them develop a community garden within a limited budget. We started 2 months ago and after 4 meetings I'm pleased to report sprouts are in evidence. Of the 19 apartments in the building so far we have seen interested tenants from 8 of them. We hope that they can add home grown produce to their kitchens and the families will take the knowledge about gardening with them into the future. Many of the participants bring stories of gardens they knew growing up and relatives who are currently gardening. I am excited because our location gets terrific sun all year long and given enough appropriate containers and soil we can produce bumper crops of healthy food and inspirational flowers. I reccommend starting a worm bin to peak the interest of the kids. Their eager curiosity to get their hands on the creepy crawlers then extended to getting their hands into the soil placing seeds and seedlings. It is especially rewarding to see the kids get interested.
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