ROOTS & REBELS GARDEN CLUB
Growing food and growing justice at the River City Garden.
Fridays 3pm - 6pm | All ages | April - June 2016
Every Friday afternoon, kids of all ages came to the River City Garden to grow food, make soil, tend to our garden, and spend time together outside. This spring we chose which crops to grow, planned our growing season, prepared garden beds, and planted all kinds of plants: tomatoes, corn, basil, squash, cucumbers, herbs, melons, flowers, hot peppers, and more. Together we worked and played alongside community gardeners and families, taking lots of breaks to play games and eat snacks. Because we’ve had so much fun together, we’ll be continuing garden club until the end of June!
What’s the River City Garden? In 2014, Kite’s Nest built a new community garden and sustainability education site, in collaboration with a number of local organizations and families. For the past two years, kids and adults have been growing food, maintaining the garden, and enjoying this vibrant community space on North Front Street in Hudson. This Spring, we partnered with the Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood for our weekly after-school club.
A weekly drop-in program with Kaya Weidman and community garden volunteers. This program is made possible in part by funding from the Green Pasture Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.