The first Green Futures program was a success! The event was all about educating the children about the benefits on living and eating a healthier lifestyle. Through this the children transformed tin cans to beautiful artwork with their imagination. They then proceeded to place organic dirt in their astonishing tin cans to prepare them for growing.
We got our hands dirty with the children of Tallevast Community Center to plant the first “Organic Friendship Fence Garden.” The kids were delighted to see us return after the Organic Takeover Tour 2009 and work with them. To our surprise each one of them remembered our names and nicknames they gave us. The kids had us laughing, giving Kirk Nelson the nickname “Hot”, Roosevelt Desir “Big Head”, and Chad Cherry “Belly.” Working with this group of children we learned that, there are no seven wonders of the world in the eye’s of a child. There are seven million.
We want to give a special thank you to all of the sponsors and partners who made this possible.
Project Restore Love
Tallevast Community Center
Phone: (941) 355-2337
Action Fence Enterprises Inc
Global Organic Specialty Source
Phone: (941)358-6555 Website: www.globalorganic.ws
Phone: (941)525-9655 Website: www.raindropscisterns.com
Jessica’s Organic Farm
The Country Buffet
Total Landscaping Supply
North Cavalry MC Manatee
Fresh Start Youth Ministries
The Tallevast Community Center was one of our stops on the Organic Takeover Tour. We wanted to come back to Tallevast and start our program here first after hearing of the contaminated ground water in the southern Manatee County community discovered in 2000, after Lockheed Martin purchased the former Loral American Beryllium Company site in 1996.
This will be the first garden Be Organic will help start and will have children decorate large tin cans as an art and crafts project, and then attach them to a fence that Action Fence Enterprises will be donating to the center. Children will fill the tins with organic dirt and plant organic seeds. The program will teach children many lessons such as working with their hands, building a strong community built garden, and even how to generate an income.
We want the children to grow up learning to take care of the Earth and themselves. We here at Be Organic are working with Tallevast Community Center to start one of the many programs which will lead the charge to get every community to take lead in the organic movement. If you are going to be in the Sarasota area please come out and support this will be open to the public.
Contact information: Margaret Esaw
Phone: (941) 355-2337
Address: 7727 17th St. Ct. E. Tallevast, FL 34270