Our elementary school gardens need your help to have a healthy summer growing season! Families are invited to join Leila Tunnell (Brookfield Farm educator) and Jennifer Reese (school garden coordinator) for an on-site garden volunteer training at your school this June. In the session (under an hour) you’ll become familiar with the garden space, learn about the plants we’re growing, and learn how to access and use the garden tools. As one of the garden caretakers last summer, I (Jennifer) can attest to the fact that the “work” is fun and kid-friendly. My then 4-year-old, 7-year-old, and I did all that we needed to do in 1-2 hours per week. Families who help care for the gardens are also welcome to harvest (conservatively) from the gardens as crops become ready.
Sign ups for summer weeks will take place at the orientation sessions. Volunteers will also be asked to sign a liability waiver, per district protocol.
Please RSVP here if you plan to attend a session so that we can plan accordingly. Thank you!
Crocker Farm: Saturday, June 3rd, 10-11 am
Fort River: Sunday, June 4th, 10-11 am
Wildwood: Sunday, June 4th, 1-2 pm