Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Growing jobs, gardens Workforce plan aims to keep yoth busy

From CT-

Two years ago, members of St. John's Episcopal Church borrowed an idea from Sharon and began a community garden to supply vegetables to people in need.

Now one of the leaders of that effort has borrowed an idea from Woodbury, proposing a privately funded youth workforce program to employ high school students at the garden and in other environmental projects over the summer.

"There are definitely kids looking for jobs," said Denise Arturi, the head gardener at Judea Garden in Steep Rock Association's Macricostas Preserve off Christian Street. "They need to make some money. The hope is that they'll also learn something. Horticulture, arboriculture, environmental science. Learn about invasives. Things of that nature."

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