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Little Hands; Big Impact

Young members of the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton’s early childhood class learned how to plant varieties of lettuce, including arugula and other leafy, cold hardy greens, in the Club garden. Three and four year olds planted seeds in early September, nurtured them, and then transplanted the young plants in early October. Abbey Daniel, Program Manager, City Green—one of our partners in New Jersey Healthy Communities Network, provided instruction on planting, as well as, garden clean up. In November, children will harvest the plants and enjoy making salads with a variety of herb dressings. Little hands; big impact.

In the photo (L to R) are Jenn Kidd, Health Projects Coordinator, Clifton Health Department—and a partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton’s New Jersey Healthy Communities Network, and Janet Heroux, New Jersey Healthy Communities Network Consultant and Cohort North 3 Coach, and Abbey Daniel of City Green.

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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, the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton has provided targeted programs that help youth achieve academic success, good character and citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle.