600 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Under the guidance of our Facilities Director Dan Staehs, maintenance staff members, interns and residents are lovingly tending the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity's brand-new garden. Tomatoes, squash and beans are all nearly ready for harvest. These delicious vegetables will be enjoyed by residents in our Emergency Residence Program throughout the summer.
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The Newark YMCA’s Succeed Program, in partnership with Prodigal Sons and Daughters Redirection Services, is bringing a corner of Newark to life this summer. This week, teens cleared debris and weeds from a community food garden in the Central Ward of Newark. preparing the soil to grow fruits and vegetables. Over the course of the summer, twice a week, teens will learn about agriculture from members of Prodigal Sons and Daughters. They will learn the SPIN farming method and have the opportunity to grow everything from collards and lettuces to heirloom tomatoes and corn. As the youth learn new skills, they are making a positive impact on the community.
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