Hyampom School Gardens Gardening Activities For Kids

   

The Hyampom school gardens are starting to grow again in 2012. You can check back often for lots of fun gardening activities for kids. You are also welcome to share stories and pictures of your own school gardens.

Organic gardens, good food and school gardens are beginning to blossom. It is still hard to get good and especially local food into our little school, so we figured we better grow our own!

Through the semester we will be planning, preparing, planting and growing lots of the spring food for our school lunches and snacks.

During the summer break, Serena our teacher and some of the students did the watering and caring for the garden. When the students return in August the garden was producing an abundance of tomatoes, summer squash, potatoes, cucumbers and melons...
 
  The students, teacher and Farmer Dave will be posting a garden journal. In 2011 we had a great garden, produced lots of food for the school and we were even able to send food home with the kids for their families.
We often had enough to donate to the local food kitchen "Food For
Folks" which provides free meals for the local Hyampom community!
We did a great job on gardening but did not do a very good job on
posting our activities on the web site.
This year we hope to have our own blog and get a bit more group participation on that. Until then please keep posting on Farmer Dave's "Family Garden" Site. Unfortunately we were asked by the school system not to post pictures so please just post your stories.

We learned a lot in 2011 and hope to have a stronger garden team of volunteers in 2012 including food preparation. We learned that even if you have great produce, getting it to the table takes a lot of time and energy and the school cook is already overwhelmed by her short hours.
So this year we have a volunteer to help with the food preparation! 

In the fall of 2011 we planted some cover crops and did a nice garden clean up. We will be starting the green house next week January 8th 2012. This year we hope to enlarge our garden and do a much better job with the help of your generous donations and hopefully a grant from the whole kids foundation.

Thanks for all your help
Farmer Dave

Planting cover crops today



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