Goya Garden and Nutrition Program
The benefits of community gardening include both emotional and physical health and wellness, which are very much a part of the services provided to our youth in care. The goals of the Goya Garden will include:
Support healthy, sustainable life choices for all community members by expanding exposure to and knowledge of natural foods, nature craft, culinary arts, and environmental impact.
Provide educational opportunities so that young children can learn where their food comes from, how to grow their food, how to care for the environment, etc.
Expand breadth and depth of science, garden, and green economy skills offered to improve developmental, educational and employment outcomes.
Support parents and community members in integrating responsibilities with sustainability, ecosystem awareness, and relaxation.
Provide complementary support for therapy and therapists.
Cultivate teen interest in and preparation for advanced educational and vocational opportunities in green tech and related fields.