Category Archives: Youth

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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Thank you for Believing in Us!

Dear GTC Friends, Despite a tornado, hurricane and October snowstorm, 2011 was a year of growth and accomplishment for GTC. We grew at every level, and so many of you helped make this possible.  We supported 30 youth in learning … Continue reading

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Meet Qamaria Amatul-Wadud – GtC Jr. Staff

How long have you been with GtC?For 7 consecutive years Why did you sign up?My mother really wanted me to do something during the summer and she heard of GtC and thought it would be a great program for me … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture and Youth Development: The New Food System

Check these guys out! Hope we can see the same thing happen in Springfield!!

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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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GtC Jr. Staff Member – Mabelline Velez

Mabelline Velez is a high school senior. She is a dynamic student and mentor. Mabelline joined GtC four years ago and has been leading both crew and staff by example ever since. Mabelline is an inspiration at GtC. She takes … Continue reading

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The past and the FUTURE

It literally feels like it was last week that we were on Lebanon St. and the youth were hassling me to dance the jerk instead of pulling up the hay. But, the frost came, the market ended, the youth are … Continue reading

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