Stories from The Patch

The Art of Flavor: Lessons From Young Chefs’ Camp!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Supporters like Harvest Moon Farm, The Crane House, Louvino, Oxmoor Farm and Seviche (some of our Young Chefs’ Camp partners) make education a community-driven experience for the children served by The Cabbage Patch! Thank you for your generosity, which assures that all children have access to summer camp.

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I Spy Learning Opportunities!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

One morning at the Cabbage Patch, the children of Spy Camp infiltrated the administrative offices. They had some questions for Emma Gonna Planitall, a secret agent who specializes in event planning.

“What is your shoe size?” asked one camper as he peered at his agent dossier. He and his fellow spies were trying to find the double agent in our midst who had stolen their spy graduate certificates. Without them, they could not go on to advanced training! They were intrigued by a footprint they had found outside…

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Kids and Technology: A Winning Combination!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

With recent government cuts to after school and summer programs, it is more important than ever that privately funded organizations fill the need for constructive out of school programming. At The Cabbage Patch, we are blessed to have supporters that make creative solutions possible for the challenges faced by at-risk children.

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Who Likes Free Books? We Like Free Books!

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

When a Little Free Library appears in a neighborhood, the first reaction is often curiosity. People pause to see what’s inside the interesting little box, and they wonder who put it there. We thought we would share the story behind our Little Library at 1421 S. 6th St.

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Working Together to Create Something Beautiful

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Working together to create beauty – what a wonderful lesson to teach a child! During Spring Break at The Patch, art camp focused on collaborative creativity, with our friends from Baxter’s Corner leading the fun.

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When Life Gets You Down, Just Keep Kicking!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Show of hands…who gets a little nervous just thinking about gym class kickball? You’re standing up there, all eyes on you, with the fate of your team in the balance. Most of our Board members left that experience behind years ago, but they were willing to get back in the game for the sake of the children of The Patch! Kickball was just one of the activities they participated in during our recent Volunteer Day, which offered opportunities for Board members to work directly with the children in our recreation and education programs.

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