Jefferson County: WE GROW (West Elementary Garden and Recycle Organic Waste)

Master Gardener Associations all over the state do many great things.  Here is a highlight from the 2013 Annual Report:

This project grew out of a 2011 After School Program at Jefferson West Elementary School. MGVs and additional volunteers directed students in starting all plants from seed, and hosted a Harvest Table at an open house in August and Fall Fest in October. The After School Club students were willing to try vegetables that were unfamiliar to them, because they helped grow them and the school principal plans on adding a raised garden at home. With a wet, rainy spring, it was difficult to add planned infrastructure such as fencing, a storage shed, and a cold frame, so that work continues.

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