Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. This one is. If you are looking for an update on how the fruit trees and berries we planted at the Clair Nelson Center last year are doing now, here it is:
If you are looking for an update on how the Finland Community Youth Program is doing, well, each Thursday evening, the 30-40 kids who attend have a great time, and eat some pretty healthy snacks, sometimes even berries picked on the grounds.
If you are looking for an update on the health of our community, this is it. We have problems just like any other community, but we’re working on them. We are planting trees and thinking about the future, and making sure our kids know they are valuable and that they have a place to goof off. The adults in our community come to the Clair Nelson Center to goof off sometimes too. Sometimes kids and elders goof off here together. It’s the greatest thing ever. Intergenerational goofing off – the sign of a healthy community.
Funding for the 2017 Orchard/Edible Landscaping Project was provided through a Community Wellness grant through Live Well Lake County, the MN Statewide Health Improvement Program and the NE MN Community Health Board. Funding for the Finland Community Youth Program comes from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, the Northland Foundation, the Cliffs Foundation, North Shore Collaborative, and donations from many different individuals and businesses. Funding for intergenerational goofing off comes from the Northland Foundation’s AGE to Age program.