Category Archives: Summer Program

GTC Annual Plant Sale + Gardener’s Gathering: May 11th 9-1pm

 Gardening The Community’s Annual Spring Plant Sale!   Dear GTC Friends,  GTC is proud to announce our Annual Spring Plant Sale! When: Saturday, May 11 9am-1pm Where: 256 Hancock St. Garden Please join us in our annual Spring Plant Sale Event, happening … Continue reading

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Fridays at Gardening the Community

Every Friday we take a break from gardening and turn our attention to issues impacting our communities. Today the youth discussed race, class, food security and brainstormed ideas to create equality in their communities. Before the discussion the youth played … Continue reading

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Shriners Hospital Farmers’ Market

From left to right: Denis Zenchenko, Natanel Velez, Ruby Maddox            Ahhh, it’s that time of year again, when we don our bright orange GtC shirts, load the produce trailer, and bike our way across several miles of the … Continue reading

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Food As…

As the Summer Program Coordinator, I am charged with coming up with learning activities for the students that will raise their awareness about their food system and how it relates to the broader picture of creating a sustainable community. In … Continue reading

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