Green Island Gardens: Summer 2018 Overview
Three more days left until we complete the 2018 Green Island Gardens 6-Week Summer YouthWorks Program!
Overview of Program:
Mission: Green Island Gardens’ (GIG) mission is to beautify the retail district and residential area. In the Green Island and Canal District neighborhoods, GIG shows beauty and pride in the neighborhood and engages the community in gardening.
The Community Garden
The Garden is the heart of this program. It beautifies and provides fresh, local produce to the neighborhood. The Green Island Community Garden is all organic and all the material is used from local stores or businesses. In our garden, you will also find Native Plants and Perennial Flowers that help promote biodiversity, and shelter and food for wildlife!
The main objective of the planter initiative is to make the Green Island and Canal District Neighborhood more inviting and attractive. We partner with local businesses to maintain planters and clean up store fronts.
Neighborhood Clean-ups are another way that the Green Island Gardens Program helps to beautify and keep our neighborhood and waterways clean. We dispose of trash throughout the neighborhood, including community green spaces such as Crompton Park.
Here are some pictures from this summer from our AIDS Project Worcester Community Garden fieldtrip, Central Mass Youth Jobs Coalition site visit, Nutrition Class with UMASS Extention Nutrition Education Program, and daily work around the neighborhood! Hope you enjoy!
Pernet Family Health Service, Inc.