Our 4-H group is going to be creating a "Kids Can Grow" program - the first in our county. We've been working hard over the last month soliciting donations for the program. It's estimated that it will cost about $200 per child. Each child will have their own 3x5' raised bed at home as well as tend one of four community beds. We'll be raising a variety of food. Anything harvested from the community beds will be sold at the local Farmer's Market this fall and the proceeds will help to fund this program next year.
Today was our first official meeting. We are meeting on Saturday late afternoons and enjoying a potluck meal as well.
The kids were told how the program would work. They were then split in to four teams to decide on what types of things they will be planting at home as well as in their team bed. I peaked a bit at Lego-Man's group and they have some neat ideas. I'm encouraging Lego-Man to grow a "rabbit" garden at home so his two bunnies can enjoy fresh veggies this year.
We have been truly blessed by donations for this program and I can't wait to see how it turns out.