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 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.
South Windsor Invasive Plant Working Group
The Down to Earth Garden Club is partnering with the South Windsor Parks Department and the South Windsor Food Alliance to explore control of invasive plants in the open spaces in South Windsor. We are looking for interested individuals to explore control options and work with this project. Please contact us if you are willing to help DTEGC
First Work party: Began clearing burning bush, winged euonymus, behind Town Hall along Petersen Way.
Brian Cruz, Oliver Hoib-Bansal, Denise Bero, Stephen Wagner, Vicky & Paul Margiott, Bill Marshall & David Pugliese
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station website for plant pests
UCONN Home and Garden Education Center
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