The GFJ Garden Club is one of the lucky recipients of a Central New York Rural Health Network grant that allowed the club to purchase raspberry bushes for its on-campus gardens.
The grant allowed the club to purchase raspberry bushes to include in their garden. Brenda Mariano, parent volunteer and garden club adviser, applied for the grant and coordinated the planting. Along with other parents and staff, students proudly planted these fruit-bearing bushes and cannot wait to taste test the raspberries later in the summer!
The GJF garden club consists of 35 students and their accompanying adults. The club meets weekly from June-September to tend the vegetable, herb, and flower gardens on the GFJ campus.
The Rural Health Network works to advance the health and well-being of rural people and communities, providing programs and services in health, wellness, health care, lifestyle choices, and physical and mental health.