Teaming Up To Teach Sustainability

Teaming Up To Teach Sustainability

alt textThe YMCA Trailblazer group proudly stands behind
their plantings (photo: S Roeth)

The Boll Family YMCA and the Majestic Café are teaming up this summer to teach kids about sustainability. The Majestic Café has secured a garden plot in downtown Detroit that the Trailblazers from the YMCA Daycamp program will take care of for the summer.

The youth participants will plant and tend the garden for the summer while learning about how to grow their own food and how to reuse spaces especially in urban settings. Food preparation will be woven into the curriculum as participants will have the opportunity to learn about the different uses of the food they are growing.

The food will be put to good use in the restaurant and will find its way back to the YMCA. The Majestic Café prepares meals for the Boll Family YMCA Child Development Center and the garden was based on foods used in the CDC menu.

“This is an exciting program that we can offer our youth at the Boll Family YMCA”, Stacia Roeth, Associate Executive Director stated. “We are looking

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The YMCA Explorer group planning out the layout of
the garden (Photo: S Roeth)

forward to a positive enriching opportunity that allows our youth to learn about where their food comes from and how urban planning has become an essential topic linked to the continued revitalization the City of Detroit,” stated Miss Roeth.