Interested in volunteering at the Cuyamaca College Intergenerational Garden? Contact Amber Hughes at (619) 660-4662 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the little sprouts at Cuyamaca College’s Child Development Center sit down for lunch, they’ll soon be munching fruits and veggies from their very own garden, one they’ll cultivate with the help of local seniors.
For a few hours each week, seven gardening enthusiasts, ages 60 and older, share a little of their know-how with 60 preschoolers tending a small, practice garden of sorts as they await the installation of a much larger one that the college is calling its Intergenerational Garden. Recently cleared of mountains of mulch and debris that had collected over the years on the vacant site, the 1/3-acre plot between the Child Development Center and the Water Conservation Garden will boast lots of extras, including a nearby amphitheater and a meandering creek bed.
|Volunteer Pat Loughlin with youngsters at Cuyamaca College|
Also planned are a Three-Sisters Garden, a planting method devised by American Indians to grow corn, squash and beans in one common area; an “enchanted forest” of 150 shrubs and stone seat walls; and a “caterpillar tunnel” with a vine-covered archway, apple trees and mosaic paving.