SSPP Edible Schoolyard
AS THE GARDEN GROWS
Our garden season is coming to a close, yet we are already planning for next growing season!
Our sunflowers have been cut and are drying. Once the sunflower head is dry, we can use the seeds to plant new sunflowers in the spring. We are also planning to share the seeds with the preschool teachers for Mother’s Day gifts – to be potted, grown, and presented at Mass and Muffins with Mom this coming May. Becky Lukan used two of our remaining squash to make a delicious coconut squash soup for the teacher treat luncheon in early October.
There are also tentative plans to share our garden bounty periodically at the Williamsville Farmer’s Market. As we head into winter, may we be thankful for a bountiful garden season, as well as for the blessing of the beautiful garden, available for the entire SSPP Faith Community to enjoy.
Any parishioner interested in helping out with the garden in any form, please email:
Becky Lukan at BECKYREADLUKAN@GMAIL.COM
Jeff Voelkl at JVOELKL@ROBSHAWLAW.COM
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Thank you Ed Young’s Hardware for supporting our garden!
Ed Young’s Hardware has generously provided a sprinkler system, weed prevention fabric, tomato cages, manure, hose connectors, and paint sticks to use as markers.
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.