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It's a Berry Nice Garden!

Fourth Graders plant strawberries in a vertical tower.
Jun 25, 2013
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The Stonehurst Edible Schoolyard has been a busy garden this spring. Students from the afterschool program helped win a Green Glove Award for the school by composting massive amounts of fruits and vegetables from the cafeteria. Their efforts meant saving that waste from the local landfill and turning it into beautiful compost for our garden. Classrooms helped to build two strawberry towers – each holding about 100 ever-bearing strawberry plants. We planted an orchard with 12 fruit trees; and installed beds for raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. It’s a berry, berry nice garden!!! We also now have a beautiful garden shed, home to the Stonehurst Community Seed Bank.

Grant funding from Kitchen Gardens International helped to purchase the strawberry, raspberry and blueberry plants; stakes for our new orchard and the berry plants; and shelving and materials for the Seed Bank. 

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