5pm at 2545 N. 29th Street. Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power, and the Green Team, a sustainability management company, will be special guests at this event which will focus on gardening and literacy. Ozaukee Congregational Church will provide volunteers for the event.
Through the focus of urban gardening, families will have a chance to learn how to plant their own herbs, and will sample fresh spring vegetables representative of what is grown in Next Door’s Learning Garden. Next Door families will visit activity stations that promote literacy. After the family completes the activities, they will receive a tote bag filled with a book, seeds, and activities they can do at home.
Pam Edyburn, Next Door’s Books For Kids Coordinator, said the staff and the families are excited about this special event. “We greatly appreciate the support and expertise from these individuals and groups in order to provide new learning opportunities for our children and families at Next Door.”
Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power, is widely considered the leading authority in expanding the field of urban agriculture He trains community members to become community farmers, giving them a secure source of food regardless of income.
The Green Team WI services southeastern Wisconsin providing sustainable landscape management. The Green Team supports Next Door’s classroom gardens with supplies, planting, and harvesting throughout the year. The Green Team was instrumental in the development and continued success of Next Door’s Learning Garden.
For more information, call 562-2929.