For Goodness Bake is an annual Beacon bake sale dedicated to raising funds and awareness for charitable organizations within the Hudson Valley. Now in its third year, For Goodness Bake has previously raised over $6,000 for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association and the Kids R Kids Feeding Program.
This year, For Goodness Bake will benefit the Green Teen Community Gardening Program. The sale will be held on June 6th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Catalyst Gallery in Beacon, NY.
We are joined by Kristen Cronin and Tara Tornello, Co-founders of For Goodness Bake; Helanna Bratman, Green Teen Program Coordinator; and Chelsea Schiffer, Green Teen Crew Leader.
The Green Teen Community Gardening Program, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, works year round to empower Beacon youths to be effective agents of change in their community by immersing them in the local food system. The program teaches life and work skills through hands on experiences in farming and gardening, health and nutrition, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Every year the Green Teens grow 1,200 /square feet of vegetables, sell them via a mobile market, and organize an annual photography exhibit highlighting their gardening experiences.