How does our garden grow?
The Carver Community Center Community Garden began on April 16, 2016 during a service event, ServeUp DayCamp, sponsored by Sojourners as part of Global Youth Service Day 2016. Children from the Carver Community Center and Ross County YMCA day care and after school programs enjoyed a day of fun and meaningful activities exploring the idea of an ideal, or dream, community. They took part in a service learning project, planting seeds, greens and herbs for the community gardens at the Carver Community Center. The seeds were nurtured in cold frames at the center until the garden plot was ready. The produce from the garden will be used in meals which are served at the center five days a week and are free to the public. The free lunch program is a partnership of the Carver Community Center and Ross County Community Action. Any extra produce will be shared with the community. The garden is coordinated on-site by Gary Kellough, our Ross County Youthbuild Coordinator, and an expert gardener.