Youth learn from garden
Jul 22, 2014 | 1107 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A recent workday in a Gunnison community garden became an evening of hard work and fun for several area children.

The children harvested peppers, tomatoes and squash and picked fruit from several different fruit trees.

With help from several adult volunteers, the children learned how to plant different produce.

After the planting was over, the children enjoyed spending some time on the water slide. They also learned how to speak Spanish and how to pronounce their veggies and fruits in the language.

While some of the trees are fairly new, most are loaded with fresh fruit. Much of the food was given to the widows, senior citizens and those unable to grow a garden.

The goal is to get others involved in eating healthier, to bring families and communities together, and to fight obesity and lower the crime rate.

Community gardens give senior citizens a way to express their knowledge and expertise in sustainability, a concept some often forget and many young people have never experienced.

The garden is located at 608 Main St. in Gunnison. Anyone interested in volunteering, text or call 662-588-7416 or email summe66@bellsouth.net.