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Group of teens learn farming skills with Boys and Girls Club

Posted at 11:22 PM, Oct 04, 2018

A group of teens are growing their farming skills, as they work through a program at the Boys and Girls Club. They have been tending a greenhouse filled with peppers, onions, radish and kale for months.

"I didn't know anything about farming, and stuff when I first came here," said Nieasia Wagner. "I had a good time and learned new things. I was surprised myself. You would have brought me in here the first day, I would've thought they were all leaves."

Wagner studied under founder Hannah Bidigare-Curtis. Bidigare-Curtis said the idea was to teach soft skills.

"Getting along with your co-worker, respecting your leader, showing up to work on time,” said Bidigare- Curtis "You can see a big difference in the teens at the end of the season."

The group has made a sauce with the various things they have cultivated. If you're interested in buying a bottle, you can stop by the Boys and Girls Club's Broadway Avenue location from 1-6 p.m. Monday through Thursdays.