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Jun

29

Prosperity Gardens in Your Community

All youth programs are in full swing at Prosperity Gardens these days! Under the guidance of Program Coordinator, Ms. T, students from the READY Program work 25 hours a week in the gardens. They help harvest, process and sell our local produce throughout the community. Students have a great time working during the Downtown Champaign […]

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Jun

28

A great start to SUMMER!

This month Prosperity Gardens kicked off their summer programs on N. First Street in Champaign. Student employees from the READY Program started their part-time jobs on the farm this week, learning how to do everything from water tomatoes correctly to harvesting produce for the markets! Students also got a chance to work at two farm […]

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Feb

27

“Self-watering’ Containers made easy!

Like growing your own plants, but always forget to water!? Try making a “self-watering” container out of a recycled 2-liter bottle. READY students tried their hand at this design today with Josephine, our Program Coordinator. You will need an empty 2-L bottle, a knife, 1 sheet of newspaper, some twine, and a drill to assemble […]

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Feb

11

Season Extension starts at R.E.A.D.Y

Aaron Higley, R.E.A.D.Y Program teacher, was very excited to receive a new indoor hydroponic tower in his classroom this semester. Higley, and Program Coordinator, Jospehine Tritsch are co-teaching a new Horticulture class this semester. The students have engaged in various ways, helping to construct the tower and monitoring the process of growth. They are learning […]

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