• Kids at Simi Boys & Girls Club Plant a Fall Garden
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at

  • Second graders on up to high schoolers were busy planting their fall garden of peppers, tomatoes, string beans and cucumbers at the Simi Valley Boys & Girls Club this week.

    For the past few years, Agromin has supplied the club with potting soil for its eight 7' x 3 1/2' redwood planter boxes. The Boys & Girls Club’s "Garden To Get Healthy" program teaches kids the value of growing and eating healthy vegetables. "Kids are more willing to try food when they grow it themselves," says Mailani McNabb Robinson, the Club's program director.

    Last year, the garden was so successful that the kids were able to take baggies home filled with the vegetables they grew. Their robust lettuce crop made a tasty treat when sprinkled with a little lemon juice.

    The best part of a garden? The young gardeners offered a number of reasons: "planting things," "eating what you grow" and, of course, "getting dirty."

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