Michele K. Koskinen
Earlier this year, I met with the science teacher and a community leader to help determine if we could help get the vegetable gardens up and running with a few lessons for the students. I looked at the beds already built and overrun by weeds and the beginning of trees and said with help you can do anything. So we started with help from a few community men and students from Penn Charter volunteering at the school.
Below is the visual story of our small successes at this school. It was fun and hard work and provided the kindergarden and some of the older students with an enjoyable experience. The Master Gardener program will continue this year to help with planning a fall garden and harvesting some Pumpkins and Sunflower Seeds for the returning students. Classes in growing from seed and other topics will be used in the classroom and a spring garden planted. For more information on the 2013 school year plans, interested volunteers should contact Michele Koskinen the Master Gardener working with Ms Carter and Kelly Green.
|A new leafy green they liked. Arugula|
|Snap peas, tomatoes, strawberries, peppers|
|Looking toward the Sunflowers and Pumpkins with Loofah on the fence.|
|Harvesting for community members|
|Beauty as well as function|