Aiken Garden Thriving
- Jennifer Watenpool, Dormont El Sch
- Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Success with Funds, Teamwork
Late in May, students had a chance to rotate through stations in the school to participate in activities and come down to the garden to help plant vegetables and fruit trees. We were fortunate enough to receive donations of plants from Bonnie's Plants and Best Feeds in Gibsonia. We also received fruit trees from The Fruit Tree Company in Pittsburgh. Lastly, we received a rain barrel donation from Greentree Borough. A letter was sent home asking for family volunteers to help out with the garden all summer. Students and their parents volunteered for a week at a time in the summer to tend to and care for the school garden. When we came back to school in August, the students begged to pull weeds and pick vegetables to take home or give to the cafeteria during recess. It is really awesome to see how excited they are with their hard work and the success with our garden.