On Global youth service Day in April 2017, our Leadership program in Buena NJ will host an event about our “Garden Gurus” project. The reason for this project is to start a youth-led nutrition and education program using our current community garden.
We plan on hosting a pop-up outdoor event where we share stories & talk about issues such as hunger, that affects our neighborhood. I imagine having a dance party, yoga, healthy cooking demonstrations & activities such as “seeds of awareness” so that people of all ages can identify their fears & insecurities- bury them as seeds in the garden- and watch them grow into nice flowers & nurturing food!We will also have a hands-on cooking demonstration not requiring a stove or oven, allowing kids to make their own snacks without adult supervision. We will educate families how to grow their own food in small spaces and on a budget. We will also sort, pack, and give out backpacks filled with food for kids.