Chequamegon School Garden Project
The Chequamegon Elementary School Garden project after school/summer started in the summer 2013 with approximately 20 students. The students worked with staff members to create a raised bed garden system on school campus that will provide vegetables for students and the school lunch program.
The goals for the project include:
1) Through using hands on experiences, students will learn how to create and maintain a garden space.
2) Students will increase the amount of fruits and vegetables within their diet through learning to grow their own.
3) Create a compositing station that will provide enough composite for future resale.
4) Include students from our middle and high school.
5) Work with the local paper mill, Flambeau River Papers, to teach life long skills to special needs students in the area of gardening and greenhouse for future employment.
The produce that is grown in our garden is used by our students, but it will also be used to to supplement the salad bar in the school cafeteria.
Due to the intital success of this project, an estimated 40 students will be participating during the summer of 2014 in the Chequamegon Elementary School Garden. It is our hope that "Sow Forward" grant will help ensure this group of students gets a complete experience.
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