What a great day to explore! Collaboration is a large part of what we do at Harvest Kitchen. We are thankful for the many wonderful community groups and organizations that welcome us to their workplace to expand on the lessons we teach our trainees, and show them first-hand what they do.
The Southside Community Land Trust‘s Galego Court location recently hosted a visit from our team. Their youth farmers gave our young chefs-in-training a thorough tour of the community farm.
We learned that Galego Community Farm is a large site managed on behalf of the Pawtucket Housing Authority. It hosts two market growers during the growing seasons, and now has 72 community garden plots! (Anyone interested in gardening there can fill out the waitlist form. Contact Andrew Cook via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (401) 273-9419, ext.107.)
Summer learning and youth employment programs are offered at the Galego Community Farm site to encourage young people in Pawtucket and Central Falls to learn about growing and eating healthy food, and how to advocate so that all members of their community can access fresh, nutritious, and affordable food.
It was a pleasure to meet with another group in our community working toward a common goal for our local food system, and our local youth! And our trainees enjoyed a change of scene, spending some time in the fresh air and seeing where some of the food they’ve been working with in the kitchen started out in the fields.