The Good Natured Garden Partners is a program in collaboration with schools and youth programs throughout the Mahoning Valley. Youth groups will team up with at least one adult to form a "growing team." Teams can also be sponsored by community organizations. Each "growing team" will plant a garden and then bring their produce and flowers to the "End of Summer Garden Party" in order to compete for prizes and recognition.
As part of the Good Natured Garden Partners program, youth members will gain positive relationships, develop a sense of ownership, generate an appreciation of plants, understand food production, and be rewarded through positive behavior and achievement.