“My daughter loves the garden days so much we have grown our own veggie garden at home. Granny’s Garden School has made a very positive impact on her love of gardening.” Wendy Ray, Loveland School parent.
Registration is closed for 2017
We have about 30 vegetable gardens that are just beginning to produce when our students leave for the summer. You are invited to join our Summer Harvester Program (for a small fee of $20 for a 3′ x 10′ pre-planted bed) to help harvest the produce during the summer and maintain the garden beds so they are ready when the students return in the fall.
- Each garden bed requires a commitment of about one hour a week.
- There will be many opportunities to learn from Granny and other gardeners.
- Lots of hands-on learning opportunities mean this is a great way for new gardeners to learn.
- We’ll discuss how and what we plant and how and what you harvest.
- You are assigned pre-planted 3′ x 10′ garden beds.
- You are expected to keep your bed free of weeds and will be asked to plant a few seeds/plants we will provide. These are the foods that students will harvest in September.
- You’ll harvest produce from the spring planting that is ready each week. You can keep the harvest for your use, share with others or donate part or all to the food pantry.
- As a Summer Harvester you also receive:
- The opportunity to pick a bouquet of flowers each week and herbs from the herb garden
- A share of raspberries and blackberries
- Produce from common areas where we grow cucumbers, squash, tomatoes and more.
The Boys family – Scott, Shari, 13-year-old Andrew and 10-year-old Emily – say they enjoy the time spent outdoors and that the whole family has enjoyed trying new veggies. “So far we have eaten radishes, lettuce, spinach, beets, turnips, and blackberries,” Shari reports.