PEORIA, Ill. -- There were no bad seeds at the Crittenton Centers Monday night as the group celebrated a nearly $60,000 expansion of its community garden.
The Crittenton Community Garden serves as a place to educate families about health and nutrition.
The expansion project includes the addition of several container gardens, a sensory and butterfly garden, and extension of the current walking trail, which is still under construction.
"We trying to promote healthy lifestyles, healthy eating, exercise, just over all a well balanced life,” said Sarah Chapman, Project Director, Crittenton Centers. “We're going to create a little educational area with mushroom seating, a place where the classrooms can come out and enjoy nature."
The expansion project will continue into the next year, with the addition of more platform gardens and a playground.
The community garden is located at 442 West John Gwynn Junior Avenue in Peoria.
It is free and open to the public.