Orchard Elementary Garden
YBGR has had a successful summer with a total of 8-10 kids attending the summer program on a consistent basis. The groups of students have been busy working in the community and tending to the Orchard garden. Every morning, the kids check on the garden, weed and water it when needed. The children have taken a special interest in the garden and have become very proud of the produce it has yielded. Every other Thursday, a select handful of students, along with their YBGR therapist have harvested vegetables and fruit and have sold them at the South Side Farmers Market. There, the students learn to interact with others, price items, collect money and give change. They have learned the value of teamwork and have taken pride in watching the garden grow. We look forward to our continued contribution to Orchard school and are proud to be a part of this wonderful community. All of the proceeds from the market go back to the students to reward them for their hard work and dedication.