You are Invited! The Agrarian Adventure and Project Grow Partner to Support School Gardens this Spring!
Every school garden needs dedicated support community members to make it possible!
The Agrarian Adventure and Project Grow and are partnering together this spring to help support and sustain the growing number of educational school gardens in our community! We are launching a pilot series of workdays in AAPS school gardens to help mobilize interested community members to support these efforts! Volunteers do not need to have any gardening experience. You must register in advance. If you are interested in being a part of growing healthier kids in schools, please sign-up for any of the following opportunities!
· Sat. April 14th, 9am-12pm: Pittsfield Elementary School Garden
· Wed. April 18th & Fri. April 20th, 8am-3pm (2 hr block) Seedling Planting for School Gardens @ Tappan
· Sat. April 21st, 9am-12pm: Bryant Elementary School Garden
· Thurs. May 3rd, 9am - 3pm (2 hr block): King Elementary School Garden
Please read more about each opportunity to learn more what to expect. Some of these volunteer opportunities are during the school-day and involve working with kids, while others are to support and build the school garden infrastructure. There are also additional opportunities to extend your involvement!
The Agrarian Adventure is an educational non-profit organization working in partnership since 2002 with public schools to schools to connect students with food, health, community, and agriculture. (www.agrarianadventure.org) Project Grow Community Gardens is a non-profit that has been providing the space, education, and inspiration to make organic gardening accessible to all since1972. (www.projectgrowgardens.org)
Pittsfield Elementary School Garden, Sat. April 14th, 9am-12pm: New school garden needs help with garden construction this spring! Goals are to spread and till compost, make beds, build pea trellises, and lay the mulch for the paths. Skilled project leaders to coordinate and complete construction project will also be helpful. What can you bring? Hammers, saws, posthole diggers, spades, other tools, gloves, and a friend!
Seedling Planting for School Gardens @ Tappan, Wed. April 18th & Fri. April 20th, 8am-3pm (2 hr block): Community volunteers are needed to help support The Agrarian Adventure and Tappan staff, students, and parents as we grow vegetable seedlings for local school gardens.
No gardening experience is needed.
Bryant Elementary School Garden, Sat. April 21st, 9am - 12pm : Adult support is essential to help these young students in what is often their first experience in a garden because it is a K-2 building. This is the third spring planting season! Community volunteers are needed to help amend the soil. Do you have a truck? Teachers also need help hauling 1 yard of compost a few blocks from the drop off station at Ellsworth and Platt to Stone School and Ellsworth. What can you bring? Digging forks, shovels, gloves, and a friend!
King Elementary School Garden, Thurs. May 3rd, 9am - 3pm (2 hr block): Work alongside elementary students and get involved in starting this school garden! Volunteers are needed during the school-day to work with all grade levels to spread mulch and plant seeds and seedlings.