LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A Lafayette Boys and Girls Club is keeping kids active with gardening activities.
The Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club on North 10th Street in Lafayette has a community garden where kids get their hands dirty. The garden started four years ago, but Program Director Christie Fader said this has been the best year yet because more people are using it.
The Boys and Girls Club has two plots for the kids, which lets them plant, pick fresh vegetables and pull weeds. Fader said the garden teaches kids to be responsible.
"They really enjoy it. They've gotten to experience fresh foods from the garden, as well as learn how to make fresh salsa, salad dressings, and fresh pizza," said Fader.
The club offers plots in the garden for community members as well as the children. It costs $20 a year to rent a plot. The rental fee goes toward the garden fund.
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