The PPC Community Garden
~~Our overall garden project is an Educational Garden. It will have four gardens within the perimeter. It includes an Accessible Garden, a Children’s Adventure Garden, a Rose Serenity Garden and a Community Garden. This year we are concentrating on our Children’s Garden and the Community Garden. Our community garden will have space for (6) 8’x8’ & (15) 5’x5’ raised beds. One of the (4) 5’x5’ beds will be designated for our summer children’s gardening class to learn how to grow vegetables. Last year we had 50 children ages 5-11 in our program. This year they will learn how to care for vegetables and the produce will be donated to our local Meals for the Elderly organization. This will teach the children how to help others and become good citizens. The Meals for the Elderly serves 600 meals every weekday. Our Community Garden Club for participants will offer gardening classes in growing vegetables, herbs and flowers. They will learn about pest prevention and how to fertilize without using harmful chemicals. We are in a drought situation here. However, we have three 3,000 gallon rain water tanks. We will use them to water the Community Garden. These tanks were purchased with grants from a local foundation, The San Angelo Area Foundation. Members of the PPC Community Garden Club will also learn how to safely preserve their produce. Healthy eating and how to shop and prepare food wisely will also be taught. We are going to solicit corporate sponsorship for the beds in the Community Garden. The sponsorship includes lumber for the raised bed, top soil, compost, peat moss and mulch. It also includes the cost of a plaque recognizing sponsors of the beds. We also won a $500 grant from the Scotts Miracle Grow-Gro1000 Grant. This will get us started, as well.
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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