Mountainair Community Garden
The Mountainair Community Garden project for the year 2013 will be to add five raised vegetable boxes to the garden. The goal will involve students from the Mountainair Elementary School: Grades 1-5,teachers,and parents will plant the vegetable seeds in small planters at school. Student will plant; squash, corn, tomatoes, beans,cucumbers and herbs. They will water and care for the seeds they plant. When the seeds germinate, students will bring the seedlings to the garden and transplant them into the vegetable boxes. The community garden is on an old industrial site that has been transformed into the community garden. Students are educated each year how to amend the soil hoping for a better garden every year. The whole community will benefit from the produce in the garden by buying vegetables at the Mountainair Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. Families will learn that they can save money on their grocery bill by planting a garden. Families both young and old will benefit from the friendships they build getting to know one another while working together at the garden. Students and adults benefit by sharing their ideas about gardening, eating healthier, and enjoying the great outdoors and the nice sunshine. Our future goal is to have an orno (odoor oven) where families can learn how to bake vegetables and homemade bread in the orno. Our milestone goal is to take the Mountainair Community Garden to a 3.4 acres farm which is six miles north of Mountainair. Hoping to extend the garden where student can have a summer jobs learning about the many skills it takes to be a successful gardener. The Mountainair Community Garden crosses age and cultural barriers and brings community together to share knowledge and educate one another.
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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