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School Gardens

Feb 02, 2011

School Gardens

 Hyampom School Gardens are up and growing! It is still hard to get good and especially local food into our little school, so we figured we better grow our own!

Not only is it important to grow organic food, it is important to grow an organic consciousness in our children.

We have been planning, digging, cover cropping and planting flats in the greenhouse and our school garden is starting to grow!

It’s great to have an opportunity to teach organic gardening an share lots of fun  gardening activities for kids at the local elementary school. I sure wish I had been able to eat and grow good food when I was a kid in school.

So I am back in school, teaching and sharing my love of homestead gardening with my children and the local kids and they love it! They haven’t gotten a chance to eat anything from the garden yet, but they have seen the first plants sprout in the green house and it is exciting.

Through the semester we will be planning, preparing, planting and growing lots of the spring food for our school lunches and snacks.
During the summer break, Serena our teacher and some of the students will continue watering and caring for the garden. When the students return in August the garden should be producing an abundance of tomatoes, summer squash, potatoes, cucumbers and melons...

As the gardens grow the students, teacher and I will be posting lots of pictures on my Family-Gardens web site and you can check back often for lots of fun gardening activities for kids. You are also welcome to share stories and pictures of your own school gardens.

If you would like some help in teaching your kids or offering something at the local school I am happy to share advise and I also have a free organic gardening course which will guide you down the garden path.

We are not just gardening we are growing  a “Victory Garden” movement  for a victory in our lives, our children and the planet.

The seeds of our future are planted in the fertile soil of our children. Care for them tenderly, feed them organically and water them with love!

Farmer Dave

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