Stamford Boys & Girls Clubs Uses GRO1000 Grant to Fund Community Garden
Twenty-five eager elementary and middle school students took care of the space
The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, which serves more than 1,200 at-risk youth annually in its local community, used a grant from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Companys GRO1000 program to fund a small garden at its facility. Twenty-five eager elementary and middle school students took care of the space, teaching them a little about gardening, and a lot about determination.
"The underlying theme of the GRO1000 program - bringing together local groups, bringing about life changing benefits to the needy communities and giving back to those less fortunate - has certainly been exemplified by our small group of gardeners here at here at the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, said Ken Salem of the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford. We greatly appreciate the health and gardening movement that The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has started here at the Boys & Girls Club and will definitely be continuing with it into the future.
Still interested in community gardening and growing organic vegetables, the students also became involved in the success of another local community farm. The students soon became examples of empowerment and community volunteerism, expressing interest in the environment and healthy lifestyles.