Positive Sprouts in San Diego

Jul 23, 2010

We held our last garden build just before spring turned into summer. San Diego was the location and the Lefty Mitchell Boys & Girls Club was the host.

Each event has had a different size and layout, but all have the same sense of outdoor excitement. San Diego was more intimate setting, but had the same levels of volunteer enthusiasm and child wonder at what we created that day.

The Lefty Mitchell Club drew some star power from Connie Moore and April Homes, U.S. Women’s Track & Field Olympians. They shared their stories and worked with the kids on the gardens.

Ashlee Balkan, who was a Club member herself at age 9, is the staff member who will oversee the program. She has been hoping to get a garden program going for some time now.

We are excited to plant the seeds of healthier living for Club members, and look forward to showcasing this and the other gardens as a model for other Clubs to follow as we spread this concept across the country in the next few years.

Below are some pictures, and the full set can be found on our Flickr by clicking here. Read about the program from the local media by clicking here.

Next stop … Orlando on September 18!

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