Partnership provides artwork and agriculture to Craven’s underserved youth

Jonathan Burger, ​executive director of the Craven Arts Council, helps a group of children set up a rain barrel during a March 19 arts and garden event at Craven Terrace.

“Oh yuck, what type of worm is that?”

“Hey, I need to have a shovel.”

“Be careful with that water.”

Spring received off to an early commence very last Saturday at Craven Terrace in New Bern, as younger voices filled with the exhilaration, joy, and often muddy fact of supporting new lifestyle acquire a foothold echoed during the grounds.

Around 20 residents joined their parents in entrance of the Craven Terrace yard on March 19 to dig, haul water, pry broken bricks from the soil, and learn the ins and outs of planting and caring for two younger fig trees.

The gathering was the initially in a planned series of situations below the new Art and Gardening Software, a partnership in between the Craven Arts Council, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Habitat for Humanity, and the Veterans Employment Foundation Camp and Organic Garden which is achieving out to 8-12-yr-olds in communities all through Craven County. 

The Art and Gardening Program is planned for just about every 3rd Saturday from 2-3 p.m., with the first 3 gatherings taking put at Craven Terrace and then spreading out to other locations of the county. 

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