I talked with Rachel Napolitano from Cleveland’s Community Development Corporation (CCDC). She is the project coordinator for Kids Growin’ Green. This is a CCDC “Community Garden Project” for children from 2nd to 5th grade. This will be the second year for the garden. Ms. Napolitano said it is vital kids in the city are connected to the earth in some way, and this has been an excellent venue. What’s more, she said when the kids are gardening they have a tendency to open up more about their lives, their problems. A new twist this year, the group will be applying for a 4-H Club status so they can interact with other groups of kids, and so on.