Georgetown Central School Community Garden
Our garden started several years ago when our Leadership Club secured funding for a greenhouse. We had three goals in mind: to grow fresh produce for our school kitchen, to teach students about organic gardening and composting, start a garden club for our students and to donate the excess food to the local soup kitchen. We have done all of that and more. We have created an outdoor garden, and fenced it in to protect from the critters. We have built a pizza oven. We have outdoor and soon to be indoor compost bins. We also have an herb garden and memorial flower garden. Our next project is to secure funding for raised beds in our outdoor garden. We have many initiatives to expand upon, which includes integrating the garden more in our curriculum. We would like to give opportunities for more volunteers in our community to integrate with our school. We currently have Morse High Students come on Service Day, and have some community members help out, but we would like more! We would like more opportunitites for summer clubs and after school initiatives with students and volunteers to expand upon our after school garden club and summer volunteers. We would also like to produce more food to donate to our local soup kitchen. And last, we would really like to grow enough food to include fresh produce in our food basket project at Thanksgiving. We also need to recruit more volunteers so that these tasks don't all fall upon our staff. This project idea would provide an opportunity for our garden to expand, make it more accessible and give the community a different opportunity when volunteering for our great island school!
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