Intergenerational Garden

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The Intergenerational Garden's mission is to teach children the joys of gardening, make gardening experiences available for seniors, and provide space and activities for multiple generations to enjoy each other’s company.

Interested in helping with activities or lending a hand in the garden?

Please join us to help our garden grow. We provide gloves, tools, stools, and expertise.

Drop in: Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Do as much or as little as you wish. Can't make those times but want to participate? Email and let’s chat!

Camp Gabika

Camp Gabika

We love community-based activities and as such partner with the Chelsea School District’s Community Education & Recreation Department to hold programming each summer for campers attending Camp Gabika. Several times a week campers in grade school join us in the Garden for fun and learning. From planting, weeding, mulching, tasting, bug collecting, learning about pollinators, and painting with flowers and leaves, to harvesting in the Garden and using those fresh ingredients in cooking activities, kids learn where food comes from and how fun gardening can be.

If you enjoy working with kids ages 5 to 13, this is a great way to do so. It takes many hands and smart ideas to keep the kids engaged. One thing is for sure, the campers love the garden! Camp staff tell us that’s the first thing they share with their parents on garden days is what they did. Consider volunteering on Camp days.

If kids and gardening together isn’t for you, no worries. We still need many hands to make light work in the garden. You can choose to volunteer on days when we’re not hosting the campers.

For more information about Camp Gabika, look here:

The Trinh Pifer Intergenerational Garden

In October of 2021, the Intergenerational Garden was dedicated in honor of Trinh Pifer, former Executive Director, who spearheaded and brought to fruition the Intergenerational Garden at the Chelsea Senior Center.

Trinh Pifer Intergenerational Garden dedication.
Camp Gabika campers harvesting potatoes from the Garden.

Funding for all CSC programs comes significantly from local support, including sponsorships and private giving, as well as from grants. Every dollar impacts seniors in our community every day.
The Chelsea Senior Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and well-being for area seniors and their families. 
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