Community and School Gardens
School gardens are quietly being prepared for the winter and the students can’t wait to start digging in the spring. Many of the classrooms use the winter months to build worm communities, start seedlings, study gardening techniques and practices as well as reading fiction and nonfiction books about horticulture. There are a number of incredible grants available to classrooms where there is interest in creating a school/community garden. Master Gardener Laurie Taylor spends hours every month working at Riverside, Spalding, and Unity Elementary Schools sharing her knowledge about preparation, planting, growing and harvesting produce from their gardens.