SRPMIC Recreation Department Club Works on ‘Green Thumb’
Soon, carrots, traditional corn, radishes and other vegetables will grow from a special garden in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, maintained by a group of young people.
In collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences cooperative extension, the SRPMIC Recreation Department kicked off its after-school garden program on February 28.
Nine children ages 6 to 12 are part of the garden program. The garden is located near the Salt River Community Building, which houses the recreation program.
|Garden program participants tend to their garden.||More garden preparation by Christian Lopez.|
Yellow watermelon, zucchini and spaghetti squash were also planted, and other vegetables were transplanted.
|The garden is located near the Salt River Community Building.|
For more information about the Recreation Department’s special-interest classes, call (480) 362-6360.
|Nine children ages 6-12 participate in the SRPMIC Recreation Department's after-school garden program.|