Saturday Sprouts Club helps kids find roots via Rutland Herald

Saturday Sprouts Club helps kids find roots via Rutland Herald

Saturday Sprouts Club helps kids find roots via Rutland Herald

PITTSFORD — The Pittsford Village Farm isn’t just growing vegetables: It’s growing gardeners.

And in Pittsford, they start them young.

From 11 a.m. to noon every Saturday, the Pittsford Village Farm Community Garden hosts its new Sprouts Club, teaching young people the ins and outs of gardening, from earth worms and healthy soil to different varieties of cherry tomatoes.

The club was the brainchild of co-founder Laurie Kamuda of Kamuda’s Country Market, who wanted to do something for the community garden, and the local kids as well.

So she, fellow community member Ginny Carroccia and community garden coordinator Krysta Piccoli decided to join forces and put the two ideas together: a kids garden club, with an 8-foot by 20-foot community garden plot all their own.

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Tsuut’ina green thumbs gather to create community garden for food bank via CBC

Tsuut’ina green thumbs gather to create community garden for food bank via CBC

Tsuut'ina green thumbs gather to create community garden for food bank via CBC

A dozen volunteers on the Tsuut’ina First Nation are getting their hands dirty for the good of the community.

With a little help from Grow Calgary, members of the band have been digging, tilling and planting all week to create a community garden.

Everything grown will ultimately go to the Tsuut’ina Nation Food Bank.

“We can feed about a thousand families come July with what we are growing, which works out nicely because next month will be the one-year [anniversary] for the food bank,” said Crystal Starlight.

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News: Bethlehem students build community garden via The Kentucky Standard

News: Bethlehem students build community garden via The Kentucky Standard

News: Bethlehem students build community garden via The Kentucky Standard 

 Students from Bethlehem recently joined together to create a community garden for the Turnaround resource center in Lebanon Junction.

This center helps community members turn their lives around and provides an opportunity for the town of Lebanon Junction with resources and community support.

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News: Bronx community garden transformed with sustainable improvements via Inhabitat

News: Bronx community garden transformed with sustainable improvements via Inhabitat

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A newly renovated community garden has officially opened in the Bronx. Fannie’s Garden at Paradise on Earth, a venture of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), received a dramatic upgrade with sustainable features like permeable pavement, a rain garden, and a shade structure designed to support solar panels. The 13,000-square foot-garden offers space for urban residents to escape the city, get their hands dirty in 24 garden beds, and enjoy the colors of native plants. 

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News: Community Garden established in Gurdon via SiftingsHerald

News: Community Garden established in Gurdon via SiftingsHerald

News: Community Garden established in Gurdon via SiftingsHerald

Gurdon now has a community garden.

A group gathered last week with shovels to commemorate the garden, including Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Pastor Johnny Harris, Gurdon Mayor Sherry Kelley and Johnathon Boyce, of the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation.

It was Boyce who brought the garden to reality, by asking Harris for permission to establish the garden on the church’s land, to which Harris gave his blessing.

“We made it happen,” said Boyce.

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News: Growing healthy food for kids at the Shiloh Community Garden via Mountain Xpress

News: Growing healthy food for kids at the Shiloh Community Garden via Mountain Xpress

News: Growing healthy food for kids at the Shiloh Community Garden via Mountain Xpress

Norma Baynes was born and raised in Asheville’s Shiloh neighborhood. As an adult, she moved to Maryland, where she lived for 40 years before deciding to return home in 1996. “I moved back to the same street I was raised on,” she says. A few years later, she helped to found the Shiloh Community Organization. In 2004, the Shiloh Community Garden was born.

“It was very important that we start a garden where people could come and access food,” explains Baynes. “We give our food to the community. We don’t ask people to pay for it. Economically a lot of people can’t afford certain things. With a garden, people could come pick it themselves,” she says. The garden grows herbs, greens, tomatoes, peppers, squash, okra and so much more. “These days people eat a lot of fast food,” says Baynes. “Healthy food is very important.”

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