From the Boys & Girls Clubs Harford County:
Aberdeen Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Lab
The location of the Aberdeen Boys and Girls Club site is considered a food desert, with access to just a corner store and a few fast food restaurants options that offer high-calorie nutrient poor choices and lack affordable healthy options. The Seeds of Change Grant will help us provide the community with an opportunity to access healthy and affordable foods, which is an important way for our community, to achieve positive health outcomes. Our project will expand on the idea of a traditional community garden turning it into a full-scale interactive learning lab to support nutrition education opportunities by demonstrating how foods are grown and harvested as well as serving as an access point to convey overall healthy habits. Club members will also be exposed to multiple program activities that will be integrated with our STEM programs, providing opportunities to explore specific content areas such as meteorology, water conservation, aquaponics, and overall environmental sustainability.
Vote for a stronger, healthier community! Boys & Girls Clubs Harford County–Aberdeen Club competing for $20,000 grant from organic food and seed company Seeds of Change to build an Aberdeen Community Garden. Visit Seeds of Change at http://goo.gl/GG7vSN and press “VOTE”! You can vote once per day until April 27.