Last year, Prodigal Sons & Daughters Redirection Services Inc. was selected as one of 18 Community Pilots tasked with advocating healthy lifestyle choices throughout a variety of locations in New Jersey. Taking into consideration that our two Adopt-a-Lots turned community gardens are located in the Central Ward of Newark, we pride ourselves on the selection of our organization for such an honor.
Prodigal Sons & Daughters is proud to announce the addition of a 3rd site to be transformed into a community garden. With the help of our Garden Coordinator (and Development Director) Wanda Upshaw, and the tender love and care of our Master Gardener, Walter Barry, we look forward to providing our neighbors with their choice of fresh produce at no charge.
When we started our mission last year, we had no way of knowing what the end result would be, but we knew the only thing we could do was work with the tools that we were given. Mobilizing the strength of our relationships, Prodigal Sons & Daughters was lucky to have partnered with many organizations, including our community partners and friends from International Youth Organization (Newark chapter), Newark Community Solutions, and even members of the Newark Fire Department. We are all too familiar with the saying that “It takes a village” and we anticipate all the wonderful work we’ll accomplish with the help of the hands that have come together to support us in this important endeavor the second time around!
We will do our best to serve as responsible role models and look forward to sharing our joys, successes and shortcomings with you in the months to come. Feel free to share with us any tips or tricks you use to keep yourself at optimal health! And as always, we welcome your thoughts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.