The Community Garden program strives to educate and empower members of the Clinton-Peabody community by providing a location for all residents to learn about good nutrition and the environment. Our program aims to promote sustainable practices and healthy lifestyles, encourage social interaction, and produce organic foods.
In the fall and the spring, our program plants and harvests seasonal vegetables and herbs in the garden. We educate participants about different types of plants and the diverse uses for the foods we grow. When it is too cold to work on the garden, we implement a curriculum of educational activities related to food and gardening that include art projects, active games, and preparing healthy snacks from our very own healthy recipe book! Another way we learn about different food sources is through field trips; we annually visit a farmers’ market, science education center, an urban farm, and more!
The Community Garden program is open to Clinton-Peabody residents of all ages, and our participants do not have to be a part of any other City Faces program in order to join us!