Solon Springs School has a School Garden!
How does our garden grow? Well, it starts with many people committed to a project that is great
- Last year’s summer school planted a garden at the Mercantile’s Community Garden.
- Solon Springs Garden Club supports students with knowledge, skills, and extra garden plot space.
- Donations to the school from gardens.
- Fall Environmental Ed class harvests final gleanings from garden
- Maintenance Director plows an area next to the tennis courts and donates fertilizer in preparation for the next spring.
- Mrs. Fromm writes grant and obtains funds for developing school garden!
- Garden Club meets with Food Service Director asking what they can plant and do to donate fresh produce to our school kitchen; a great new partnership has begun!
- After School Tutoring Club starts seeds for flowers and plants to be set in garden using the greenhouse in our school.
- A visit from staff at Northland College to tour our green house and school garden in order to make connections for Environmental Ed, College/Career connections and resource support.
- Soil sampling and visit from Douglas County Extension to support this project.
- Town of Solon Springs donates the hauling of black dirt to the garden.
- Fencing put around garden to protect from hungry ‘critters’!
- The final day of school interested students work in teams with staff to plant the garden! Care, love and special treatment was given to all the plantings !!
This is how we grow our garden. My impression is; It is also how we grow our school! Students, staff, community members, and outside agencies all working together toward a common goal of student growth and achievement. There could not be a more important project and the dedication I see invested in this process is awe inspiring. I’m so glad to live, grow, and learn here in Solon Springs.
Stop By and check out the progress of our garden. Stop in any time to talk about the growth of our students and staff :) !!