School’s Out, Garden’s In

On Fridays we find out what’s been happening in gardens around the region. Send your updates and photos by clicking on the email link at right.

First, a goof: though Anneke Larrance sent this update before June 18th, I neglected to post it in time to let people know about the garden workday. Here is the contact information for anyone who would like to help out with this project.

Second, Val White sent a few lovely photos of perennials, posted below. Keep the garden pictures coming!

From Anneke:

The Canton Central School is beginning the third year of their garden project.  Spearheaded by two teachers the cafeteria manager and a parent, the garden project consists of 9 raised beds that are located close to the school.  Workers hope to ready a second garden area during a work day on June 18.

Harvesting spinach in the Canton Central School Garden

Harvesting spinach in the Canton Central School Garden

This spring Canton school children sowed seeds, squashed bugs, weeded and then harvested spinach, lettuce and radishes that were really enjoyed in the cafeteria. Local volunteer garden adopters will maintain the gardens over the summer, harvesting and preserving any crops that are ready before students return to school.

Various local businesses, farmers, individuals and families have donated everything from seeds and starts to gravel and topsoil, to skilled labor and snacks during work days.

Val White’s flowers, including a gorgeous closeup:

Lupines

Lupines

Spring Perennials

Spring Perennials

Iris

Iris

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