Last week we discovered our neighborhood garden. A friend made me aware of a community event that the garden was hosting. The community was invited to stop by, check out the garden, and learn what the garden is all about. I was super excited because I have been looking for a service project for the kids and I to get involved in.
We arrived at the garden….
The garden is named Seeds for Change. It is a neighborhood garden dedicated to growing fresh produce to help feed those most in need in our community.
Through truly wonderful neighborhood participation, our garden doesn’t just feed those in need; it nourishes the hearts and souls of everyone around us. -Seeds for Change
Yes, this certainly seems to be the perfect community service project for the kids and I to become involved in!
We were give a tour of the garden….
Alex is standing in front of a pallet planter. The garden donates these to people who do not have space to grow a large garden, such a great idea!
This is the happy radish salad boat. I am now on the lookout for an old boat to recreate this at home!
Children planted this boat, it is full of everything that you need for a salad. The name happy radish is named after the neighborhood gardens first radish. It was pulled from the garden with a happy face!
Through volunteering at our neighborhood garden we will be serving our community and also gaining gardening knowledge. I want to mention that everything they grow at this garden is organic (yay!).
As we were about to leave the kids were given the opportunity to pick a few plants to bring home with us. This was very kind and we were very appreciative. We took our plants home and Ava made a few more painted pots….
Then we planted our new plants……
If you are local and interested in learning, contributing, or volunteering at Seeds for Change you can contact them here: