YOU can help our youth and yourself by shopping at Whole Foods this Tuesday, March 28th.
The Central Park N.A. started the Closer to Earth youth group in 2007 in partnership with Harding Fine Arts Academy. Youth enter C2E doing school or court required community service and when finished can apply to be a paid garden trainee to work with other youth. These are the youth helping take care of the Shartel Medians native landscaping from 30th to 33rd and ten organic greenspaces/community gardens (former vacant lots) in our Central Park Neighborhood.
Closer to Earth has been coordinating the composting of the food waste from the OKC Whole Foods store since opening in October of 2011. This large scale composting supports our greenspaces in Central Park and our urban farm called CommonWealth Urban Farms. Through this effort, we divert thousands of pounds of food waste each year from the landfill.
If you want to know more…come by Whole Foods this Tuesday, March 28th!