Stories from Schools in Spread the Harvest:
The Grow Local team loves getting feedback from schools that have picked up free resources through our Spread the Harvest program. These stories let us know how the seeds, plants, and compost we provide have strengthened school gardens.
AISD’s Elementary Disciplinary Alternative Education Program
“We just planted 20 seedlings that we got from the giveaway day in the beginning of March. We got everything planted and are already seeing strawberries grow and we have tomato blossoms! We are a disciplinary campus for students that have been removed from their community school for various reasons and seeing how these students love nurturing the garden has been really exciting. Every student is excited to go outside and garden and learn more about plants and gardening in general. In our time of computers, ipads, iphones etc., I feel so great that these students get to be excited about being outside and connected with each other and the natural realm. THANK YOU!”
“Last school year, only one teacher used the garden at our school. This year, we have two groups of students that tend to the garden once a week each on a regular basis...It is our hope and dream that more students will enjoy the garden and its harvest then have ever before. In the years to come, we plan on expanding the garden and making it a community garden for the area which our school serves. Thank you for contributing to these goals!”
Webb Middle School
“The highlight of last semester was having a kid say ‘Miss, you got me addicted to vegetables!’ while we were making a collard greens omelet.”
If you're interested in starting or reviving a school garden, we invite you to attend our fall School Garden Leadership Training in mid-September. Check our SFC Classes & Events page in August to register. We look forward to another busy year of supporting schools gardens!