Thanks to a grant from Orange County Food Bank, Phoenix House Orange County installed hydroponic garden to grow fresh herbs and veggies for the residents. Food Manager Jeremy Massie obtained the grant, and resident volunteers tend the garden.
Marcy Hoehnmann of Soroptimist International discusses her work as a volunteer for Phoenix House Academy San Diego, helping girls find interests, set goals, and change their lives. They benefit from gardening, arts classes, and mentoring.
It is harvest time in an organic garden at the Academy in Lake View Terrace, created with help from Big Sunday and Sylmar High School. Teens learn to grow strawberries, tomatoes, chilies, peppers, eggplants, thyme, and basil.