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Posted on: August 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Great Neck Park District partners with the Epic Enrichment Center

Epic Garden

Great Neck Park District has formed a partnership with the Epic Enrichment Center to involve Great Neck residents in community service opportunities as well as offering classes for children to handle the ups and downs that come their way.

This summer, we partnered to offer children's communication and life skills workshops in Steppingstone Park. It was designed to help children emerge from the past year's pandemic restrictions in a healthy, happy way by improving social skills, learning self-awareness, and connecting with others to encourage feeling good about themselves and the world around them. Held outdoors, it was a fun interactive way to connect for all involved. 

The garden area behind Great Neck House is where children have been growing a variety of vegetables. Great Neck Park District Supervisor Rick Canfield, and his team have been extremely helpful in supporting the Epic Center with access to items such as a sink, trellises, raised beds and regular watering, which helped the garden grow beautifully. Great Neck Park District's Supervisor, William McGirr, made a special batch of his organic compost tea for the soil to balance out the much-needed bacteria/mold which will hopefully help the plants thrive.  

The garden will be kept going into the fall. If you haven't had a chance, come by to the back of Great Neck House to see the beautiful vegetable gardens. The harvest goes to St. Al's food pantry every other Friday.

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