This year, in addition to running the helping with homework, Ruthie has worked with volunteers, student leaders, and the kids to develop a community garden, where kids can help grow veggies to cook and eat in the afterschool program.
Here's one picture of some of the kids with Theresa, a faithful and caring friend of ours and the neighborhood. Miguel is taking a break from planting to stick his face in front of the camera:
The kids took home starter plants to nurture, then brought them to the garden to plant:
The Creek Kids had a great chance to play in the dirt and spend time together on the garden. We have one garden day each week: