K.A.M. teaches kids gardening skills

Staff Writer

Spaces are still available for the KAM Isaiah Israel Food Justice and Sustainability Leadership Development summer program for teens.

The third annual program, at K.A.M., 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., allows students to learn about gardening, while growing food that will benefit their neighborhood, learning practical skills and understand different religions’ approaches to agriculture.

The free program is open to high school students entering 9th through 12th grades, though students who will be moving to college have returned year after year, K.A.M. II President Robert Nevel said.

The four-week long program occurs each Sunday in July from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes hands-on training in urban farming methods and sustainable land use. Students will learn from experienced urban farmers about soil mixtures and healthy cooking and eating.

Applications can be downloaded at kamii.org/ylsp and must be submitted by July 5.