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Weaving Wisdom Student Garden

The Weaving Wisdom Garden offers students in the North Mason (NM) area a chance to explore environmental and food security issues through nature walks, gardening, eating, researching, creative garden art, games, journaling and giving.  The goals of the Weaving Wisdom Garden are to help kids learn about the theory, dynamics and joys of organic gardening, cherish giving the produce that they have grown away to those in need, and come to appreciate the fresh vegetables they can eat right out of the garden.  Many students are initially reluctant to try new foods, but much to their delight, they like them (especially when they've grown them)!

Weaving Wisdom is an integrated environmental education program at the Farm at Water's Edge in Belfair, WA.  Students become increasingly aware of issues related to the environment and food security by researching topics at the Timberland Regional Library.  In the library setting, the students read books, newspaper articles, and magazines. The 10 week, 20 session, 80 hour experience is followed by a culminating evening event at the Farm where they display their creative recycled art, baked goods, and produce they've grown.   The students also display their journals, pressed plants, research projects and share their fun activities while enjoying jazz music provided free by a community band in the warmth of the setting sun.

Where it's at:

600 NE Roessel Rd
Belfair, WA 98528
United States

Garden type:

community garden

Garden size (in square feet):

21000

Garden beneficiaries:

children and at-risk youth

Number of people reached:

200

What this project needs:

funds
tools
volunteer labor
lumber
coldframe

Project leaders:

Mendy Harlow
Michelle Myers

About us:

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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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606