Marsh Foundation Garden Program to Hold Spring Plant Sale
VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation ‘Marsh Grown’ garden program will be holding their spring plant sale on Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in The Marsh Foundation greenhouse. All proceeds will go to the campus youth garden program.
For sale will be:
- beef maestro tomato plants;
- heirloom Cherokee purple (beefsteak) tomato plants;
- cucumber plants;
- wandering Jew hanging baskets;
- scented geraniums; and
- spider plants.
The Marsh Grown youth garden program is dedicated to helping young people develop a sense of land stewardship and learn the importance of healthy food. Participants are taught valuable gardening skills through-out the season. In addition, the program serves as a catalyst for youth to develop important job skills for future employment. Throughout the summer, the garden crew grows vegetables and sells them at the farmer’s market for income.
Participants in Marsh Grown garden crew are youth who are a part of The Marsh Foundation’s Independent Living Group. They are all 15 ½ years of age or older and are working on skills that will help them be successful as adults. The garden program is an opportunity for them to interact with peers and adults, develop quality job skills and learn how to grow healthy food.
The Marsh Foundation is a not-for-profit children’s services agency that provides behavioral treatment in a variety of settings. Services include group homes, treatment and family foster care, an intensive treatment program and independent living. Located in Van Wert, Ohio, the organization’s group homes are licensed for up to 30 children ages 7 – 17, offers an on-campus school for grades 2 – 12 and provides a variety of clinical services to group home residents, foster care children and community members.