New Image Community Garden
New ImageYouth Center has a Community Garden in which the children plant and grow their own vegetables. NIYC is located in the poverty stricken Parramore community in Downtown Orlando, FL. Our students decide what will be planted, and we have volunteers that come out and teach the children how to cultivate and hartvest the crops. The children currently have planted pineapples, green beans, black eyed peas, dandelions, collard greens, tomatoes, beets, cotton and assorted herbs. We offer cooking classes as a way of teaching the students how to prepare healthy snacks and meals with the crops that have been planted. . We also provide the children with 30 minutes of physical activity daily through dance classes, exercise classes, and sports activities daily as a part of our healthy innitiative. The students also sell the produce at a local farmer’s market as a way of teaching them entrepreneurial values and customer service.
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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