Calling all Gardeners

RS EDEN gardeners are hard at work planting seeds at several locations. The Central Avenue garden club is up and running with new goals to plant vegetables on the property and provide access and opportunities for healthier eating to the tenants this year.

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Central Avenue isn't alone in its desire to encourage healthy eating and access to fresh produce. A wide variety of vegetables-including tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, onions, pumpkins, watermelon, and peppers have been planted at Re-entry West.

Program Director Jennifer Gast uses the produce to enhance meals brought to halfway houses from our Food Services. She also will make salsa, zucchini bread, and cakes for clients. Re-entry West shares produce with other halfway houses and uses the pumpkins to decorate in the fall.

Jackson Street Village also boasts a healthy garden. The children do the planting and harvesting of a variety of vegetables. We all know that the best way to encourage kids to eat their vegetables, is to involve them in the dirty work first!

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