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Fruit Flower Creations

In early April, members of the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton’s Early Childhood department learned about healthy eating habits as part of the overall early childhood education focused on reducing obesity and increasing physical activity. With our partner, City Green, Early Childhood teachers learned a preschool gardening curriculum.  They started by planting seeds and weeks later, transferred them to the outdoor garden. Today the garden has produced various types of lettuce, radishes, scallions and chives, along with some herbs. In the upcoming weeks, children will make their strawberry-radish salsa and take a field trip to City Green’s Farm.

After planting in the outdoor garden, children made flower plants out of fresh fruit. Little hands; big impact.

About the Grantee

Boys & Girls Club of Clifton (BGCClifton)

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For over 70 years, we have provided targeted programs that help youth achieve academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.