Friday, November 4, 2011

Community Action Services and Food Bank: Community Garden and other helpful programs


Remember how I posted about my amazing experience at Community Action Services' Family Activity Night earlier this week?  If you haven't had a chance to read it, I highly recommend it.

Community Action Services and Food Bank also has another program I wanted to highlight, but couldn't fit into my previous post

Each year, Community Action Services manages a plot of land as a community garden.  Did you know you can rent a 4'x15' plot of land if you have limited yard space, so you can benefit from having a garden full of fresh produce of your own?

The cost is just $15 for the entire season, however $10 will be returned at the end of the season if your plot was properly maintained.  They even provide the tools and water!  You just need to provide the plants or seeds and maintain it the whole season long, and the produce is yours to keep!

Community Action Services also has a gardening program for children beginning in June each year.  Children can sign up to grow a small salsa garden, spending 1-2 hours per week on maintaining their share.  At the end of the season they get to harvest the plants and make their own salsa!

I am a firm believer of the importance of having a garden.  I think it is a great way to teach your children to work, save money, and eat healthy.

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