Our garden initiative finished its third year in 2015/16. We began with three raised beds and now have grown to seven beds and a storage shed. Materials for the shed were donated by JP Cullen and Jon Stachowiak, along with a few of his students built the shed.
We have had wonderful support from our families, PTA, and our community through hands on support and donations. Germantown Recreation Dept. partnered with us in 2015 to help with summer care of the gardens. Washington County Master Gardeners also lend their support/advice. In addition, we have partnered with the Germantown Community Garden, Johnson’s Nursery, and Wellspring Organic Farm for field trip learning opportunities for our students.
We have received several grants to help support our garden initiative, including:
USDA Team Nutrition in 2013
Jamba Juice/Kids Gardening in 2015
Germantown Teacher Grant Program 2015