Did you know that the West Vincent Community Garden donated over 40 pounds of fresh vegetables to the South Coventry Food Bank this season?
The majority of the vegetables were beets, tomatoes and potatoes. Our garden was hindered by a very happy groundhog and many deer that stopped by to sample the harvest. Great Job and a huge Thank You to all the parent volunteers that worked through out the year and all summer long to weed, water the beds and harvest.
Throughout the school year, the teachers use the gardens for hands-on learning:
- teaching scientific observation skills, qualitative and quantitative analysis
- and area and perimeter calculation
Our garden has even supplied vegetable tastings for Tasty Tuesdays.
Many volunteer opportunities are available for all experience levels, from master gardeners to garden novices and for all time availability — from one class period every now and then, to people who are interested in serving on the committee to help plan the garden activities.