Living the Natural Life

Discovering Our Neighborhood Garden

December 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Family Fun! | Homeschool | unschool

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!

Photo Credit: Seeds for Change

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: or check out their Facebook page.

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