SSPP Edible Schoolyard
SSPP Edible Schoolyard – Season 6
Looking for Garden Team Volunteers!
Once again the SSPP Edible Schoolyard will be filled with vegetables, fruits and legumes and will provide a place where our students can learn about how their food grows.
We are again looking for more parent volunteers to participate in our garden activities. For the planting season this spring, we will need help in the school with potting seeds as well as seeding the garden bed. In summer we will need watering and weeding volunteers (bonus: you get a first pick at harvesting!). For the fall we are hoping to plan some activities for the students with the garden produce, and we will need people to organize this. If any of this sounds like fun, please be in touch with us. Volunteer hours apply!
Kitty Brooks Brooks4ofus@gmail.com; 632-2991 or 908-4835.
SSPP started a school garden in Spring 2012, with the aim in mind that all our children will participate in growing healthy produce – and even learn how to create delicious meals with the food they have grown!
This will offer our children a hands-on, educational experience in the natural environment, while being taught about nutrition, health, cooking and agriculture.
Besides learning how to grow food, the will also come to appreciate the flavors of vegetables and gain knowledge to make good choices for their own nutrition.
We are always seeking volunteers to join the SSPP Edible Schoolyard Committee, to help us in the ongoing planning and execution of the vision of an Edible Schoolyard program at SSPP. We are looking for any adult affiliated with the school or church, who have even a tiny bit of understanding of gardening, a passion for food, a talent for cooking, and also those who have time, talent or treasure to offer.
For reference of what we have in mind, please see:
- Edible School Yard in Berkeley, CA: http://www.edibleschoolyard.org
- Giving Garden in Hamburg, NY: http://www.seedsoflivingeducation.org
If you are interested in helping out with the SSPP Edible Schoolyard, and would like to be a part of this committee, please contact Willard & Kitty Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 632-2991.