Second Street Youth Garden

The Problem

Disconnected at- risk youth in Siler City, NC need an opportunity to learn valuable skills: cooperation and gardening and reconnect with their community though an on-going community garden. A community garden gives youth the chance to work along-side of caring adults who model good decision making,learn about growing food and feel productive by distributing produce to low-income families, who have little to no access to fresh fruits and vegetables. A garden also serves to revitalize a "dying" downtown and involve youth to be directly part of that revitalization effort.

Plan of Action

Involve 20-25 youth over the next nine months in the planting, tending and harvesting and distributing of produce. Expand the current garden by building six more garden beds and involving at -risk youth and volunteers in the process.

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