Reaping all the benefits of camp

Today, May 9, is National Public Gardens Day. This is the day we celebrate “the important role botanical gardens and arboreta play in promoting environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, green spaces, and education in communities nationwide.”

It’s also the perfect day to get the word out about our new 1/4 acre vegetable garden at camp. We will be breaking ground on it very soon, and we are really excited to see campers “reap” the benefits of what should be a fun and educational summer project.

Not only will it teach participants how to till, plant, weed, water and harvest, it will teach them about nutrition and influence lifelong healthy eating habits, it will give them a greater appreciation for where their food comes from, and it will provide them with a greater respect for mother nature.

Most of all, though, it will be another fun and community based camp activity – a chance to dig in the dirt, watch seedlings grow and prosper, and eat delicious and healthy homegrown veggies.

If you have any gently used gardening equipment that you would like to donate, please let us know. Otherwise keep an eye out for pictures as our project progresses.