Emily Strong, from the Giving Garden, taught the group about flowers, fruits and vegetables, pollenators and the importance of the gardens' eco-system as well as providing healthy food for ourselves and our neighbors in need.
Karen Kilty, our Program Coordinator and lead " inspirer" opened each morning of the Eco Adventure Program with a meaningful story, creative activity and prayer. Karen lead our Eco Adventurers in creating their own terrariums with re-purposed cherry tomato containers, black earth composted potting soil, succulents and nature items the kids found on the grounds of Rolling Ridge. This was a favorite project for many little explorers.
"Inch by inch, row by row, gonna watch this garden grow. All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile land..." Thank you to a loving group of people who care deeply for others. This was such a blessing, and a fantastic time with these smart, curious, and creative kids. We plan to expand the program next year from 3 days to 5, with an inter-generational family focus for kids, parents, and grandparents to explore the beauty of nature together.
Goodbye until next year! Thank you to all who participated, attended, volunteered, and cared.