Cultivating Edible Gardens with Seniors

Dededo, Guam – As part of it’s Food Security and Sustainability outreach, Guåhan Sustainable Culture (GSC) and the Summer Town Estates organized a growers workshop for twenty four (24) residents at the Summer Town Estates for Seniors on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Healthy lifestyle opportunities and how to properly grow food in their provided raised garden beds were the focus of a very successful workshop.

The group enjoyed a very informative gardening session led by GSC Co-founders Michelle Crisostomo and Marlyn Oberiano, and was complemented with hands on activities and starter gardening kits with seedlings distributed by GSC Board Director, Denise Crisostomo. The organization plans to return to Summer Town Estates to continue their educational outreach, see the progress of the garden beds, and work on
establishing a community garden for the Seniors and other residents.

GSC is a non-profit organization that cultivates ideas and strategies of environmental sustainability within our local community through practical education, social engagement, and collaborative partnerships. Since January of this year GSC has hosted successful workshops in partnership with organizations such as the University of Guam, the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Farmers’ Cooperative Association of Guam. Food security workshop topics include Growing your own Microgreens, Aquaponics for
Beginners, Introduction to Hydroponics and Edible Gardens, to name a few.

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