Lincoln-Sudbury Garden Project
The Lincoln-Sudbury Garden Project is a 100% student led organization that is dedicated to bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to families that may not otherwise receive them. The people involved in the project range from freshman to seniors at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, and this will be the project's third year.
The garden itself is located is a 30’ by 60’ community garden plot. Between the months of March and October, the students (numbering around twenty-five) will plan, plant, weed, water, and harvest the plot after school during the year, and during the day in the summer. The garden consists of a mix of vegetables, including cucumbers, tomatoes, peas, lettuce, and others. The varied species of vegetables keep us harvesting for most of the summer and into the new school year.
Our project has several goals, the main one being how we use our harvest. Our local food pantries have an abundance of non-perishable food: Soup, frozen meals, basically anything in a can. The Lincoln-Sudbury Garden Project’s goal is to get fresh vegetables stocked in these food pantries along with the non-perishable items. For the most part, our harvests will take place very shortly before a local food pantry opens, so we can vegetables that have not been out of the ground for even an hour into the hands of people who might otherwise not get any at all.
The secondary goal for our project is to educate suburban high-schoolers on the practicality and environmental friendliness of a local garden. Many students in Sudbury and Lincoln do not have the space in their yards to make a garden, and the garden project presents them with the opportunity to both learn gardening, and help their community.
We hope to be able to continue to donate and educate far into the future!
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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