have more than 100 vegetable gardens that are just beginning to produce
when our students leave for the summer. You are invited to join
our Summer Harvester Program to help harvest the produce during the
summer and maintain the garden beds so they are ready when the
students return in the fall.
It requires a commitment of
one-two hours a week depending
on if you have two beds or four.
You are assigned
pre-planted 3' x 10' garden beds.
You are expected to keep the beds free of
weeds and will be asked to plant a small amount
of seeds that we will provide. We take care of watering but
are open to working out an arrangement with someone who has time to
take on this responsibility.
produce that is ready each week; keep
it for your own use,
share with friends or choose to donate part or all to the
food pantry. The package also includes
picking a bouquet of flowers each week and herbs from the herb
We plan to have breakfast in
the gardens, Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. for
get to know each other and another in August to wrap up the season.
Two 3-foot x ten-foot garden beds for a donation of $20 and 4
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Read what others have to
say about their experience in the program.
Angela Laman, who participated with
her 9 ½ year old twins Alex and Hannah, says it is “a wonderful
opportunity for being part of a garden experience if you don’t have the
ability to have one of your own at home.”
The Boys family
– Scott, Shari, 13-year-old Andrew and 10-year-old Emily –say they enjoy
the time spent out doors and that the whole family has enjoyed trying
new veggies. “So far we have eaten radishes, lettuce, spinach, beets,
turnips and blackberries,” Shari reports.