Middle School Garden Project
Posted by: Acacia on Aug 14, 2013
Town: Deep River
What issue did your Take Action project address?
There was a need for fresh produce in my community. The fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs that were grown in my middle school's garden addressed this issue; for they were delivered to the Shoreline Soup Kitchens. They were also used in my middle school.
What was your Take Action Project? Who did you involve in your project?
The project included planting vegetables, fruits, and herbs in the middle school's raised beds and greenhouse. I planted both seeds and seedlings. I planted and maintained produce from garlic to green beans. In order to accomplish this project, I received help from Mrs. Senning, of the Essex garden club.
What were the results? How did it affect the community?
After the produce was ready, we delivered it to the local soup kitchens. They were very grateful and incorporated it into their meals. At the middle school, it provided a new opportunity for middle schoolers to maintain the garden on an ongoing basis.
What did you learn from the experience?
This project required weekly visits, so with each visit I learned how much hard work and dedication it takes to have a garden. These skills are invaluable and can be applied to my life, whether it be in school, sports, or other activities.