Just In Time

Here’s the latest in regards to the progress of Prodigal Sons & Daughters Redirection Services, Inc.’s Community Gardens!

  •  We welcomed our new friends from Newark YMCA and Vicinity to help us tidy up our Earthboxes and such.
  • We planted seedlings!
  • This year we’re planting another fine selection of salad fixings including: Yellow     Squash, Zucchini, Eggplant, Green Peppers, Red Peppers, Cucumbers,  and Tomatoes
  • We also are planting a nice selection of herbs (which would be great additions to   any home-made vinaigrette) including: Sage, Pineapple Mint, Chocolate Mint and Sweet Basil

We’ll be meeting with a landscape designer to assist us with the logistics for our Yoga Garden. We’re privileged to provide access to free produce to our community members, but with the addition of our yoga garden, we’re hoping to impact the physical and mental health of our community members as well.

Yoga is a great way to reduce stress, and studies suggest that individuals can start to reap benefits from the very first time they practice! In an article entitled, “5 Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga”, The Huffington Post discusses research that suggests the practice of yoga impacts many different aspects of health (improves sleep, helps with migraines, and even can help boost your immunity to disease!). We can’t wait until the logistics for our yoga space have been finalized, so that our community will be eating and feeling their best from head to toe!

Next month we hope to announce the beginning of a new partnership! For more details, make sure you “Like” us on Facebook, and make sure you follow us on Twitter!

Grown right here in Newark, a volunteer tenderly holds a growing green pepper.

YMCA volunteers watering our Earthboxes.

 

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