The Jewel Street Garden in Garfield started producing fresh vegetables for the community and the children in the After School Programs and Bright Beginnings Preschool have had the opportunity to have class room garden time over the past 2 weeks. Lorraine Gibbons from Garden State Urban Farms has been on hand in the garden and in classrooms providing training on the Garden Curriculum to teachers and children.
Until the end of the school year, children will have the opportunity to walk to the garden once a week to water, maintain and learn about the garden from 3 different after-school programs and our preschool children. The Y’s Summer Camp children and counselors will be using the Garden this summer for fun activities and maintenance.
The crops produced this week are being used at an event the Y is hosting on May 24th, a Multi-Cultural Night for the community with foods and performers representing the diverse cultures in the city. The community will have the opportunity to eat beautifully made salads produced by the community garden!