Kids grow their own food – but it TAKES A VILLAGE

Join the very rewarding experience of supporting the Quilcene School Garden. Don’t need your money, or very much of your time. But your IDEAS and your ENTHUSIASM are golden!
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> First stop by the school in the next couple of days and take a look at the substantial food garden at the SW corner of the school. Note that all of this has been created by the Garden Coordinator and the elementary kids, with the support of school officials and interested community members.
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> Heading into winter there are big decisions to be made. Erin Yeakel, Garden Coordinator, is offering all of us a chance to share in the fun and help shape the Garden Program over this school year.
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> Show up at the garden at 3:15 on Wed, Nov 2 to hear Erin lay out the questions facing the Garden. As she says “We need all hands on deck.” To pique your interest, here’s a list of the topics she’ll discuss with us:
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> Use of the remaining grant funds to expand the Garden and the Program
> Plans for unveiling and celebrating the new learning shelter
> Decisions on the kinds of edible perennials the garden should grow, and where to place them
> Mulch, mulch, mulch . . . lots of mulching for winter
> Ways to coordinate the Garden Program with classroom teaching and cafeteria meal prep
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> Got ideas on these subjects? Got experience? Got interest in kids developing healthy food habits and skills to grow their own foods? Then you should participate in this discussion.
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> School Garden Coordinator Erin Yeakel emphasizes “ALL ARE WELCOME”. Let’s show Erin the world-famous Quilcene Community Support! (Well, maybe not WORLD famous, but pretty widely acknowledged around these parts.)
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