Teaching Area Children about Giving through Gardening is Topic at GRMC SE*ED July 21

 

Churches, civic organizations, and day campers across Grinnell are tending community gardens helping those in need to have access to fresh locally grown produce.

Chad Nath, GRMC director of wellness and integrated services as well as the organization’s day camp director, will be the featured speaker on Monday, July 21, at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center SE*ED program. This free program is open to the public and begins at 10 a.m.

Thanks to funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Community Transformation Grant, a program entitled, “Our Community Deserves” is teaching both children and adults about nutrition and gardening skills as well as producing fresh vegetables. Nath will share how the “Giving Gardens” program plans to be sustainable with local groups after the grant funding ends in September.

Looking forward on the schedule, artists-in-residence at Grin City Collective will present, “CultureLab: Art+Science+Education,” on July 28. This summer and fall, Grin City Collective brings together artists, writers, scientists, and educators for a special residency that uses innovation and design to build creative, interactive projects exploring the ways we interact with our world.

Parking is available at the Drake Community Library, along Park Street, on Fifth Avenue, and in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot.

There is no cost to attend and no advance registration is needed for the SE*ED program; donations are accepted. Seniors needing transportation may call GRMC’s Office of Public Relations at 641-236-2593 the Thursday before the program.

If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance,

please call 641-236-2593. For more information about upcoming speakers please check GRMC’s website at www.grmc.us or call 641-236-2954.

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