School may be out for summer, but that certainly doesn’t mean that the campuses are quiet! The Grass Valley School District is hosting a lively summer program for elementary/ middle school students.
Part of the summer program involves work in the Hennessey and Scotten school gardens, led by in-house garden coordinator Aleta Bartlett. The students have the chance to work the soil, plant different veggies (potatoes, beans, radishes etc.), water, pull weeds, and harvest. Kids are able to take home what they pick if they don’t eat it all in the garden first!
There is an emphasis on the nutritional benefits of growing and consuming organic produce versus snacking on chips and candy, this is taught in an informal way via general discussion rather than a specific lesson.