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CES Fall Garden Project

Jennifer Lykins,   Clermont Elementary School
Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Success with Funds,  Teamwork
CES Fall Garden Project

We just completed the harvest for our fall veggie plants. This week we pulled out the bean plants and put in strawberries. Our tomatoes, peppers, and herbs are still producing because it has been so warm. We may leave them in all winter. We also added lettuce, kale, collards, and cabbage. Students have been experimenting and snacking away on the veggies as they are ready. Last week our 2nd grade students visited the Discovery Gardens at our local Extension Office. While there, they enjoyed hands-on activities that taught about gardening with hydroponics and planning and building a sensory garden in a raised bed.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Our biggest challenge with this project has been the warm weather. Warm weather pests in our beans, cucumbers, and pumpkins...I explained to the students that everything that happens in our project is a learning opportunity.