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Community Garden Looking for Volunteers

Hearts for Youth has teamed up with the Redwood Neighborhood Association to offer a Community Garden in the village of Redwood. A greenhouse, purchased by Hearts for Youth, will soon be erected in Redwood so the sowing of flower and vegetable seeds can begin around the first week of May. Individuals and families that are interested in volunteering their time to help with the garden will reap the benefits come harvest. “In today’s economy when nutritious food has become so expensive to purchase, having a community garden can help bridge that gap. A community garden is a great way to get both children and adults involved in beautifying the neighborhood community while working with nature and learning about how plants and vegetables grow” stated Kim Kernehan, Hearts for Youth Executive Director. Benefits of Community Gardens: Improves the quality of life for people in the garden Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development Stimulates Social Interaction Encourages Self-Reliance Beautifies Neighborhoods Produces Nutritious Food Reduces Family Food Budgets Conserves Resources Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education Reduces Crime Preserves Green Space Provides opportunities for intergenerational and cross-cultural connections Anyone interested in helping with the community garden please contact Penny Heath at 315-778-0129 or by Facebook – Penny A. Heath.

Community Garden article April 5 2012