On July 9th, 30 children from St. Veronica’s Head Start program toured the Cherry Hill Urban Garden! They visited the garden to learn about accessible vegetables in their community and the essentials of managing a garden. While at the garden, the children witnessed all the flowers and produce growing in the garden. The students were fascinated with the things they learned and saw in the garden. The students were in awe when Ms. Juanita, the garden manager, allowed the students to taste produce straight from the ground.
The students learned that not all bugs are bad bugs. Insects such as lady bugs, praying mantises and bees pollinate the garden and ultimately help eliminate unwanted insects that ruin the harvest. Ms. Juanita shared with the students that they use rocks or certain weeds to design their landscape, for the garden team aims to reuse and recycle everything in the garden. The students walked away with more knowledge and respect for the Cherry Hill Urban Garden.
Our youth are our future leaders. It is vital to expose them to how food works and the importance of healthy eating. If you are interested in visiting the garden, click here to schedule a tour.