Jardin Éducatif wraps up summer activities

Students from the Jardin Éducatif program in Litchfield pose with Pontiac MP Will Amos and Director Martin Riopel (left and second from left). The program offers activities and practical agricultural knowledge for local at-risk youth throughout the summer.
Jardin Éducatif students Brooke Black and Scott Laporte were slinging vegetables to the visitors that turned up for the wrap up barbeque on Tuesday afternoon.

CALEB NICKERSON
LITCHFIELD Aug. 7, 2018
Dozens of locals turned up to the Jardin Éducatif in Litchfield on Aug. 7 for a barbeque fundraiser with toppings fresh from the garden.
Director Martin Riopel explained that each year the group holds the event as a wrap-up of their summer program and to raise money for their end of the year trip to Montreal.
Riopel said that they had 23 youth in the seven-week program this year, turning up to the property next to Hwy. 148 just outside Campbell’s Bay.
The program is intended for at-risk youth in the region as a productive way to pass the summer months. Riopel said that during the winter months, he operates an alternative program for a similar demographic of youth.

 

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