Monday, January 27, 2014

Framing Spring Planting at Holyoke Farm-2-School Program

Future Farmers Design Spring Gardens....

photo: Mary A. Nelen

..... in Holyoke Public Schools  

Two weeks ago future farmers, ages 8 through 13, used cardboard to model the raised beds that will make up school gardens in the spring at Morgan Elementary and Peck Middle School in Holyoke.  

Pizza Gardens, Flower and Cabbage Gardens and a Popcorn Gardens are in the works and organized by School Sprouts of Holyoke. 

Last week students sawed and sanded their way to a wooden frame that will be used in the courtyard garden when the weather is warm enough. Next, seeds will be decided on and selected.