The Community Green School is an urban garden project at the Parkland Boys & Girls Club.
In this afterschool program, youth work in the garden, take field trips and complete activities that focus on math and business skills. Participants in the Community Green School focus on planning and growing a food-based garden, cooking, health, and nutrition.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana (BGCK) serves nearly 4,000 youth in five clubs, including clubs in the Newburg, Shawnee, and Parkland neighborhoods in Louisville and in Jeffersonville and New Albany, Indiana. BGCK’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those most in need of these services, to realize and develop their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Louisville Grows partnered with the Parkland Boys and Girls Club to provide children with fresh and healthy food, as well as education for science and cooking.
The Community Green School at the Parkland Boys & Girls Club runs from February to November, and participants meet at least once or twice a week M – F at the Parkland Club. In addition, there are Saturday field trips or cooking lessons.