SSPP Edible Schoolyard
AS THE GARDEN GROWS
Did you know that there is a beautiful, edible garden next to our
Church and Scripture Garden?
Mrs. Walters and Mrs. Brierley’s Pre-K classes,
Mrs. Kaye’s Kindergarten, Mrs. Dernbach’s 1st grade,
and Mrs. Nigro’s 2nd grade classes all helped to plant this year garden from seeds.
The cornstalks pictured below were planted as seeds!
We also entered a squash soup from our harvest into this year’s
Fall Fest Soup/Chili Cook-off!
This year, the garden was sponsored by Ed Young’s Hardware and they generously provided:
a sprinkler system, weed prevention fabric, tomato cages,
manure, hose connectors, and paint sticks to use as markers.
Thank you Ed Young’s Hardware for supporting our garden!
Throughout the summer, the following parents/families each took a week’s worth of water/weeding duties:
Monica Gordon, Kitty Brooks, Jeff Voelkl, Nancy Prospero,
Chris Nalbach, Lisa Miranda, and Becky Lukan.
Our garden is now in full bloom and we invite you to take a look!
We also invite those of you with a green thumb and/or a passion for gardening to consider helping in our garden!
Any parishioner interested in helping out with the garden this year or next, please email:
Becky Lukan at BECKYREADLUKAN@GMAIL.COM
Jeff Voelkl at JVOELKL@ROBSHAWLAW.COM
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.