As part of the BFC’s Food Assistance program, in 2014 the Community Growing project was expanded to partner with BHS’ Garden and Food Justice Club. The new BHS Garden has been built and cared for nearly exclusively by high school students. In 2012 Community Growing started with growing vegetables in local backyards. In 2013, we partnered with the Beth El Temple Center, and now have 6 beds providing produce for the Belmont Food Pantry at that location.
Despite the gusts and furies of tropical storm Arthur this past week, the garden is growing strongly! The tomatoes have been staked, thanks to a donation from Belmont Acres Farm, who also provided the broccoli, tomato and eggplant seedlings. In addition, we are growing beets and beans.
Looking to find out more about Community Growing or what’s going on at the High School? Contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org.