BGCM In the News
The following are articles concerning Boys & Girls Clubs from The State newspaper or printed material from televison coverage:
Columbia Star - July 10, 2009
Sowing the seeds of responsibility
Stopping to smell the flowers
By Arlene Marturano
"Community gardening is one component of the summer day camp program at the Ben Arnold Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands. The Rosewood Community Garden located on the site serves as the practice plot for this year's crop of youngsters, ages 5- 9.
Cassandra Fralix, volunteer at the Rosewood Community Garden, has coordinated the weekly youth garden workshops with a support team of garden volunteers for the past three summers. Boys and girls learn the basics of gardening while extending their personal growth.
In making seed balls to grow marigolds, children track plants from germination to flowering. While nurturing flowers, children are encouraged to support the efforts of their peers. Fralix likes to introduce marigolds and sunflowers because both sprout and grow quickly enabling children to see the results of their efforts promptly."