Our goal at the McFaddin-Ward House is to teach how easy gardening can be. We hope to inspire others to start their own gardens, and to instill a love of nature and conservation in the hearts of the children that participate in the program. We adopted a "lasagna" gardening method and maintain the project free of pesticides and chemicals.

The 4-bed Victory Garden, which is part of its education program, is supervised by staffer, Carol Cuccio. She has gardened her whole life has a real passion for teaching others to grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs.

To learn more, or to get involved with this fulfilling project, contact us at (409) 832-1906 or email ccuccio@mcfaddin-ward.org.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Boys and Girls Club Visit and sample the Garden's produce

We loved having the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club visit the McFaddin-Ward House's victory garden. The sixty or so youngsters came in three sessions: Thursdays July 2, 9 and 30. They were enthusiastic about seeing the "real" deal in the garden and then later eating it on their home-made pizza. As a bonus, they also toured the first floor of the house. Danny Chand and Grace Mathis of the Southeast Texas Food Bank organized the outing to help the children understand how important nutritious food is to their health. For us, we marveled on how well they behaved these delightful people are. So please come back!

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