SAM RISICA GARDEN CLUB

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
Club members listen attentively and ask questions as food production specialist Valerie Ramirez explains the different types of plants.

Club members listen attentively and ask questions as food production specialist Valerie Ramirez explains the different types of plants.

Club members listen attentively and ask questions as food production specialist Valerie Ramirez explains the different types of plants.

Club members listen attentively and ask questions as food production specialist Valerie Ramirez explains the different types of plants.

EDINBURG (January 23, 2013)      The Club members at the Boys & Girls Club of Edinburg RGV Sam Risica Unit located 900 S. Sugar in Edinburg, has started a Garden Club with the assistance of Valerie Ramirez a local food production specialist.

The kids are excited to be able to help plant and maintain the garden at the La Posada Apartment Complex.  They are learning about different plants, seeds, soil, and reasons why certain plants are easier to grow then others in our South Texas environment.

Through gardening the kids are learning not only to be stewards of the environment but they are also learning responsibility and teamwork.  The Garden Club meets every Wednesday to discuss their plants, record progress, research plants and compare the differences are amongst each plant.

“The kids are looking forward to learning more about gardening and are excited to grow their food because they want to eat healthier,” said Program Supervisor Abigail Garza.

Since 1969, the Boys & Girls Club has played an integral role in the Edinburg community providing daily programs and services to over 18,000 young people.  During the School year the Club is open Monday – Friday, 3:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and during the summer the hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  The Club has moved its main site and administration to its new building the Legacy Center located at 702 Cullen Street (Rogers and 281). The Club offers programs that emphasize character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sport, fitness and recreation. If you would like to learn more about our joining the Club, about how to join our team of professionals, or about our youth development programs call 956.383.2582 or visit our website www.edinburgkids.com.  If you would like to make a contribution please contact Sabrina Walker-Hernandez, Chief Professional Officer at 956.383.2582 or email swalker@edinburgkids.com or you can text “CLUB” to 20222 to donate $5.00.

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Edinburg is a proud partner of the City of Edinburg and a United Way of South Texas Agency.