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This summer, the children are eager to take on a new project, which they will spend part of their summer day camp growing a garden.
Pam Benton, community director at The Salvation Army in Irving, says the project will not only be a learning experience in how to grow fresh vegetables, but teach the children on ways to give back.
“Once we grow the vegetables, the children will be able to sell the fresh produce at a local farmers’ market, as well as a portion of it will go back to our food pantry,” Benton explained.
Recently, children had their first assignment in “tilling.” In order to prepare the ground, the children tilled the dirt to get it ready for seeding.
Did you know that throughout the U.S., children growing gardens has become a trend?
Stay tuned this summer for updates on the children’s garden’s progress.