1. MHC works to connect community youth to food through gardening, growing, cooking and tasting fresh and nutritious foods.


    Youth Gardening  

    Each week MHC offers drop-in youth gardening activities on Wednesday from 4:00-5:00pm. Learn to plant, grow, harvest and more – even in the winter! As you shop in the pantry, your kids can grow with us!



    Kids Cook  

    Join us in the Hub kitchen to get cooking! Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15-5:00 pm, kids can learn basic cooking skills, try out exciting new recipes, and cook with produce fresh from the garden. This program is drop-in, and open for all ages.




    Contact Georgia for more information on any of MHC’s Youth Education programs.


    Youth Community Partnerships

    MHC partners with local youth-serving agencies to offer garden and nutrition programming. The garden and the kitchen are excellent classrooms for getting youth excited about spending time outside, eating fresh, healthy foods, and learning about where food comes from.

    Goals for the MHC Youth Garden Program

    • Introduce food knowledge and experience
    • Connect youth with the natural world through meaningful garden and food experiences
    • Build positive and healthy relationships with whole, fresh foods
    • Offer active programs linking tasty food with health and the outdoors

    Youth Garden Program Partners:

    • City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation
    • Banneker After-School and Summer Program
    • Banneker Teen Group
    • Boys and Girls Club Teen Group
    • The Crestmont Boys and Girls Club
    • Youth Services Bureau

    Find out you can get involved with our Youth Gardening program. Contact GeorgiaBecome a volunteer »

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