The garden is located on the border of both the historic Fruit Belt and Cold Spring neighborhoods at 206 Best Street. In January of 2011, we began the transformation of four vacant city lots into a school and community garden. Today, the Pelion Community Garden at City Honors School in Buffalo, NY, is a thriving outdoor learning space that engages students and our community with the natural world. The project has truly been a team effort. Students, parents, nonprofit organizations, local companies and countless volunteers have contributed to make this garden grow!
Check out our dedicated Pelion Garden webpage at: https://peliongarden.org/
The name "Pelion Community Garden" was selected by the 5th and 6th graders at City Honors School. In Greek Mythology, Mount Pelion was the homeland of Chiron the Centaur, tutor of many ancient Greek heroes, and the beloved mascot of City Honors School.
Our garden is busy with activity. We have created a full calendar of hands-on opportunities for students to learn about plants, nutrition, science, and sustainable living.
We host regular volunteer opportunities the first Thursday and first Saturday of each month from April to November. We also welcome corporate volunteer days where students work alongside community members to complete garden projects. We also offer many free workshops that teach the public about gardening and growing vegetables.
Check out our video to see the amazing transformation of these neglected lots into a garden full of flowers, trees, vegetables, and wildlife! It was filmed and produced by two parents from the CHS community.
The CHS Garden Club is open to all students and meets most Wednesdays after school. For more information on the Garden Club please contact our club advisor by emailing Caesandra Seawell,or calling 716-803-5566.
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To find out how you can help, or to schedule a tour, field trip, or garden-based lesson, please contact our Garden Manager by emailing Caesandra Seawell, or calling 716-803-5566.