The Miami Valley Juvenile Rehabilitation Center’s Staff (Mike Higgins, Chad Mason, Josh Bedink) and youth have harvested over 600 lbs. of vegetables that were donated to the Xenia Fish Pantry. Gardening is one of the programs our youth participate in which provides health education, vocational training and community service experiences. We like teaching our youth about the philosophy of “giving back” as well.
The “Ropes to Radishes” Project is finished and a Fall planting is in progress. For those unfamiliar with this project, the previous Ropes Course was taken down and the materials were reclaimed and transformed into a timber-framed shelter that serves as the central component of the new garden complex. Utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method, this space will provide the education our youth need to garden in small spaces. Also, this space allows our youth to walk outside and enjoy the space and fresh air.
A BIG THANKS goes to many individuals, county departments, organizations, churches and businesses who have supported us over the years and are invested in the lives of our youth.
We appreciate you so much!