Project Youth Green

More than 200 people attended the recent Project Youth Green “Healthy living” themed event, receiving free healthy snacks, juice and chia/hemp cookies, and an opportunity to participate in different workshops including seed bombs, kids activities, demonstration on how to make your own household cleaners, and how to remove pests organically from your garden.  Project Youth Green is a four acre community revitalization project that focuses on youth education, community gardening and healthy living. The organization targets low-income youth and families who have no access to green space, fruits and vegetables or hands-on educational opportunities. Two acres of the garden are devoted to the Learning Garden, an area created specifically for the educational development of youth. The other two acres are devoted to a 60-plot Family Gardeners Program, fruit tree orchard, walking paths and physical education space. The Family Gardeners Program is where families have their own plot to grow fresh fruits and vegetables, have access to nutritional information in order to make fresh produce a sustainable part of their diet.