The R.F. Droege Conservation Foundation has awarded a grant to the Westside Community Center's Kidz Grown Gardening and Recycling program. The garden was built by program coordinator Rebekah Gambles and her After School Zone students this spring and will be maintained by students in the center's Summer Enrichment gardening class. The class will be held Thursday mornings; June thru July.
The mission of Kidz Grown is to promote sustainability and good nutrition through gardening and recycling. The first garden will include: Tomatoes, Bell Pepper, Eggplant, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Cucumber, Carrots, Beets, Green Beans, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Okra, Onions, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, and a variety of herbs.
The recycling component will help raise funds for the program through the Funding Factory's Fundraising Through Recycling program.
Westside Community Center supporters can participate by volunteering their time in the Garden or by bringing their recyclable electronic devices to the center.