Fall 2021 Program Update – A recap of the season’s successes

While not every school was able to have a fall growing season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 18 schools planted and harvested fall gardens. Collectively these school gardens grew approximately 2,000 pounds of produce this fall. At Hanby Elementary, a kindergarten student told us gardening is fun because “You get to eat the vegetables and you get to plant them.” We look forward to more schools planting their gardens this spring!

Our partner schools are doing great things!

  • Forwood donated almost 30 gallon sized bags of leafy greens to the Claymont Community Center Food Closet, feeding 75 families!
  • McVey’s ESL teacher has been engaging her students in the garden and supplementing language skills by creating a garden story board and timeline in her classroom!
  • Springer’s Nutrition staff went above and beyond in creating wonderful dishes for their students to enjoy using garden-fresh produce!
  • Hanby and Phillip Showell completed their very first growing seasons with us!

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