Although our primary mission is to educate students about issues of food production, healthy eating and environmental responsibility, we’re also committed to serving a positive role in the larger community. We encourage families and community members of all ages to participate in our community programming.
The Pelion site features a group of dedicated raised planting beds that can be adopted each growing season by neighbors who lack the space or the skills to grow their own vegetables at home. This year, as in past years, all of the community beds were adopted.
The garden also serves as the site of regular community outreach activities, such as gardening workshops and regular “Painting in Pelion” artist gatherings. In addition, our two annual festivals are open to the public. Such programming has enabled us to touch the lives of hundreds of Buffalo residents of all ages and has provided a positive impact on the immediate neighborhood where the school and garden are located.