Container Gardening Workshop was Fun!

Over a dozen folks took part in the Container Gardening Workshop sponsored by the Cultivating Healthy Community grant. Monica Bell is conducting 2 workshops every month on home gardening. This one included participants receiving a container of their choice, potting soil, and their choice of a couple of tomatoes, peppers, basil, eggplants or mustard. Since it was an evening event. Tamales and fruit juices were also served up inside the Children’s Garden. The tamales were delish and the participants toured the garden with its new greenhouse.

Monica said this was the best workshop yet, and many commented on the lovely shaded location under the big oak in our parking lot.

Seeking Project Support

Like so many other social service organizations serving low income and special needs populations funding for our facilities maintenance has been slashed.

 

 

PROJECT 1: est. cost: $875.00

 

Chico Community Children’s Center (CCCC) is seeking a financial sponsor for replacing the broken door on a storage shed at 22nd andElm Street,Chico. This shed is used by our Pre School Program to store toys, physical activities equipment, and learning aids.

 

We plan to remove this roll up door and replace it with a framed in a 36’wide exterior door and replace or upgrade the short ramp.

 

Cost estimate for the project is $875.00.

 

The storage unit is a sturdy truck box but the plywood door panel sections have rotted out, collapsing the door. The door is currently un-usable and unfixable and a safety hazard for both teachers and students. The rest of the storage unit is in good shape.

 

 

 

PROJECT 2:  Estimated Cost: $2000.00

 

We would like to replace this with a truck box or storage unit with a normal size and lockable door.

 

This shed, also in the Pre School Yard, needs to be replaced. The roof is rusted and bent and leaks. The doors are not securable. The sides are also bent in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCCC Wins Two $1000 Grants

Chico Community Childrens Center won 2 – $1,000 grants for their kids gardens. If you have school gardens check out this site.

Many of us in the teaching field, and the kids we work with, have always felt that being in the garden can lift our mood. Is it the sunshine and outdoors? Find out more from CSGN
California School Garden Network.

We are planning a Family Fun Garden Day for the Spring to celebrate and install high tunnels or hoop houses, explore composting options, and do general makeovers for our kids gardens at both the Elm and Eaton Rd Centers.