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All Hands in the Dirt

We are so excited that it is that time of year again! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and we have fresh produce coming up already! Students from READY Program are as antsy as the rest of us to get outside and get in the garden. Each day several classes from the READY […]




Prosperity Gardens’ Nicole Bridges in Ethiopia

On a cold day in January, I set out for a country I knew little about, excited for what was to come. As a former Peace Corps volunteer, I have worked and traveled throughout many parts of Africa, but had never landed in Ethiopia. I was immediately impressed by the size of the capital city, […]




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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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 […]