Gardening and Healthy Snacking at the Boys and Girls Club

At the Boys and Girls Club in Santa Monica, we are fortunate to be part of positive changes and growth every day.  I happened upon one growth experience yesterday that I wanted to share with you!

I entered the Club and was met by two adorable Club members who excitedly asked me if I wanted to see (and taste) what they just harvested from their garden.  Of course I said “yes”!  They were on their way from the garden to the kitchen with Club staff member (and resident garden specialist) Celina when they approached me, carrying a bag full of veggies!  From the bag they pulled out some of the tastiest snap peas I have ever tasted!  After enjoying our little snack and chat together, they ventured over to the kitchen to learn about the veggies they had just harvested, and prepare a super healthy snack from the garden with Celina.

I ran back to my office to grab my camera, and took a few pics (below) to share with you.  Later, when I saw the Club members again, they talked about the snacks they had prepared with Celina that  included celery and peanut butter, and lettuce and tomatoes with balsamic dressing (the tomatoes were a favorite!).

I hope you gain as much enjoyment from this little story and pics as I did with the girls!

Post by Janis Morse, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica

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