Indian Avenue School hosts community garden

Story from South Jersey Times.  BRIDGETON — On May 17, students, families and staff members from Indian Avenue School worked together, through a partnership with the community organization Revive South Jersey — United for the Family/Unidos Para la Familia, to establish a sustainable fruit and vegetable garden at the school.

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Students, families and staff members from Bridgeton Public School’s Indian Avenue School worked together, through a partnership Revive South Jersey – United for the Family/Unidos Para la Familia, to establish a sustainable fruit and vegetable garden at the school. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Mike Lubonavic from The Abundant Design Institute visited the school through a grant obtained by Jonathan Cummings at Unidos Para La Familia, on May 2 and 3 to teach participants about Permaculture Landscape Design. This type of sustainable gardening uses patterns and relationships found in nature, including zones, diversity of plants, and cycles, to plan energy-efficient high-yield gardens.   Continue reading

Indian Avenue School garden to benefit whole community

Students, families and staff members from Indian Avenue School worked together to establish a sustainable fruit and vegetable garden at the school on May 17. The project was carried out through a partnership with the community organization Revive South Jersey — United for the Family/Unidos Para la Familia.

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Volunteers work on the new community garden at Indian Avenue School in Bridgeton.

Mike Lubonavic from The Abundant Design Institute visited the school, through a grant obtained by Jonathan Cummings at Unidos Para La Familia, to teach participants about permaculture landscape design. This type of sustainable gardening uses patterns and relationships found in nature to plan energy-efficient high-yield gardens.

Two different garden areas were designed on the school grounds. One garden features annual vegetable and herb plantings, and the other has perennial plantings including berry bushes and fruit trees. Continue reading

Revive SJ Johnson Reeves Playground

KaBoom! has awarded Revive South Jersey a grant for $15,000 to install this structure at the Johnson Reeves playground (East Ave and Wood St. Bridgeton, NJ).
Local businesses and organizations are coming together to provide the remaining $9,000 needed.
We need your help the weekend of May 29 and 30, 2015 to install this playground and help with general site work.
We also need community members who will be willing to be part of the long-term care of the park.
Interested? Please call 856-391-9110 for more information.

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