Hayes-Taylor YMCA has partnered with community advocate James Rosa Jr. Greensboro Parks and Recreation, Guilford County Cooperative Extension, and NC A&T State University to teach children about gardening, agriculture and healthy eating with a new Edible Garden Program at Gateway Gardens. A ribbon cutting event was held Monday, June 18th at Gateway Gardens to promote the Edible Garden Program to help end local hunger as Guilford County is one of the most food insecure counties in the country.
Hayes-Taylor’s Five Star childcare facility hosts children full time, after school and during the summer months for camp at their beautiful campus and have expanded their on-campus gardening program off campus with Gateway
Gardens across the street. This new Edible Garden Program provides more children the ability to learn about gardening and agriculture techniques and provides additional food for the participating children and their families to take home.
About 20 children per week will be working half days twice a week at Gateway Gardens in the new Edible Garden which also provides additional opportunities to enjoy outside activity this summer and fall and learn about having a healthy lifestyle.