Here are some notes from this week's SKG meeting. Thank you to the two new volunteers, Mara and Alex, who came to the meeting!
We're Looking for Volunteers!
We are looking to fill the following committee positions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
What's the latest on lead?
Yes, it is ok to eat produce from the garden! Here’s the info from Heather Hull: “We got the sink in the garden classroom cleared for washing produce. So, we can eat the washed produce from the garden.”
Garden Afterschool Program and their school grounds projects!
We have worked with Jennifer Jensen - PTA Grounds Maintenance Chair - to identify areas for GAP to maintain and cultivate. We are working toward a Backyard Habitat Certification for the area behind the portables, which GAP is going to help maintain. GAP is also in the process of revitalizing the outdoor gated area behind the school kitchen into the school chef's "Kitchen Garden," making available to our school chef herbs for use in school lunches!
What's coming up?
Look for "Hot Lips Pizza Night" benefitting the School Kitchen Garden program.
Let's hear it for WORMS!
Abernethy is now home to hundreds of red wigglers, which were donated by Abernethy dad Ed Copony. These useful little creatures have taken up cozy residence in what garden classes are affectionately calling "Wormville." Students in all grades are quickly becoming "worm farmers" and loving it - ask your child about it. Abernethy dad Austin Whipple has offered to create outdoor signage for SKG, including a Wormville sign, so you can find these worm homes more easily. Look for them now along the side of the shed in the Garden of Wonders!