Wakefield Co-operative Bank’s Teaching Kids to Grow Program Continues at Galvin, Needs Volunteers to Water Gardens This Summer
Wakefield Co-operative Bank’s Community Relationship Manager, Janet Rivers, has brought the Teaching Kids to Grow gardens to Galvin Middle School again this summer for the 5th year in a row.
This year, volunteers are needed to water the gardens in July and August to keep them flourishing; all produce is donated to Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.
“We’re hoping to have volunteers to water every day throughout the summer,” said Rivers. “This is a great way for families to do something together, give back to the community, and to talk about the benefits of eating fresh, homegrown food.”
Rivers established Teaching Kids to Grow in 2015 as a way to teach children about the ownership, responsibility, and satisfaction that comes with cultivating a garden and giving back to the community. Since then, she has helped students at Galvin Middle School, Woodville Elementary, the Boys and Girls Club, and Canterbury School build garden beds, plant vegetable and herbs, and water and nurture the fresh produce.