River city garden: roots & rebels garden club

Growing food and growing justice.

Fridays 3pm - 6pm at the River City Garden | Ages 7-14 | Spring 2015

Every Friday afternoon in Spring 2015, kids of all ages got their hands dirty at the River City Garden. We have been busy growing our own plants, making our own soil, and tending to our gardens. While working on our shared garden, we've learned about how the food system works and why some people don’t have enough food and others have too much. While examining the insects and microbes in our healthy soil, we’ve considered how and why chemicals are so often used to grow our food. While producing our own sustainable source of healthy food we've questioned why Hudson doesn’t have a grocery store, and discuss solutions to create lasting community food security.  

What’s the River City Garden? In 2014, a group of young people and adults in Hudson built a new community garden from the soil up. They invited the community in to help build raised beds, erect a fence, shovel compost and plant food that was then tended to and harvested by many families throughout the season. Stop by and take a look! 

A workshop with Kaya Weidman, Laura Engelman, and Alec Butterfield