Youngsters Tend Urban Garden As Part of a Camp in Pennsylvania

Posted on Jun 6 2017 - 6:42am by UOG


Children on the south side of Reading, Pennsylvania have an opportunity to grow, literally and figuratively, this summer. “We want to teach the kids that whatever you take care of will grow,” said Amanda Aparicio, pastor and director of student programs at City Light Ministry. “And that goes for caring for their environment.”

As part of the program, “the children will be helping tend a 36-by-10-foot garden, where they will grow an assortment of vegetables to be used in the campers’ daily meals. In addition to gardening, the kids will take educational trips to sites around the Reading area every week to learn more about history and culture. The camp will also include community service in the ministry’s neighborhood. The camp won’t be all work, though, as the kids will have a weekly visit to the Bernville Community Pool and also a weekly movie”.

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