Down to Earth Garden Club, South Windsor, CT

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Community Outreach:
 
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Volunteers are always welcome to assist with maintenance at our public gardens or with any of our outreach projects. 

   

Schoolyard Gardens 

In the Fall of 2013, the SWFA developed a Schoolyard Garden, coordinated by the late Wayne McKinney (Advanced-Master Gardener), in partnership with the Down to Earth Garden Club;Timothy Edwards Middle School Students in the LEO Club (Leadership, Experience, Opportunity), Faculty Advisers and Administrators at Timothy Edwards Middle School.

The team will be constructed two 4’x8’ raised garden beds at the school. This will enable students to plant, care for, and harvest vegetables for use in the school cafeteria. The students will also donate part of the harvest to the South Windsor Food Bank. Construction of the raised beds began in August, with planting soon after, and a fall harvest is expected. Crops to be planted will include: Spinach, Broccoli, squash, Lettuce, Carrots, Onions and Garlic.

October 23, 2013: Radishes are in the cafeteria for students to eat!

September 26, 2013: Update

September 18, 2013: Update

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August 29, 2013: Planting day! Students Sai Manasani and Maiah Baker of the LEO Club received advice and assistance from teachers and advisers Barbara Caravache and Nick Conova in planting Arugula, Endive, Beets, Spinach, Carrots, Snap Peas, and Parsnips into the raised beds built last week.  Some have relatively short maturity, some longer but can over winter. Principal Nancy Larson, SWFA and Down to Earth Garden Club were also present. The students will monitor the gardens until harvest.

 

        

  Helpful Links:

   

                                      Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station website for plant pests

http://www.ct.gov/caes/ 

 

  UCONN Home and Garden Education Center 

http://www.ladybug.uconn.edu/ 

 

 

Daves garden link

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Come grow with us!