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Transforming Spaces and Lives

CFET is housed in an old convent and the “alley-way” between our building and the next was an underutilized space.  During 2018, this space was transformed into an outdoor classroom for the Montessori school children.   As a result of our work with the preschool children and the greening of this space through gardening and securing a rain barrel, it has further developed into an educational play and physical activity area.   The raised beds and rain barrel and composter are right next to our Center which leaves plenty of space for other physical activities.  We are planning to work with the neighborhood artist who painted CFET’s front door to beautify the space with artwork at the back of our building.  Small transformations making big differences in the lives of our future – the children.

About the Grantee

Center for Environmental Transformation (CFET)

The Center for Environmental Transformation (CFET) manages three gardens in Camden. CFET has an innovative youth program that uses urban agriculture to develop young people’s skills and teaches healthy eating. We host service learning retreats focused on the environment and food justice.