I love it when two wonderful things come together to make an even more spectacular thing. One recent local example is The Brinery’s sauerkraut and Zingerman’s Deli’s reuben sandwich.
Another local example that I’m THRILLED about is a partnership between The Agrarian Adventure and Project Grow. These two incredible, local, grassroots groups are uniting to support and sustain the growing number of educational school gardens in our community. In short: WAHOO!
This spring, the two groups are launching a pilot series of workdays in AAPS school gardens to mobilize interested community members to get their hands dirty at local school gardens. Volunteers don’t need gardening experience – so you can also think of this as a free training from people who know what they’re doing.
I strongly suggest that you take advantage of this opportunity and be a part of growing healthier kids in schools. You can sign-up for any of the following opportunities at a variety of locations:
- Sat. April 14th, 9am-12pm: Pittsfield Elementary School Garden
- Wed. April 18th & Fri. April 20th, 8am-3pm (2 hr block) Seedling Planting for School Gardens @ Tappan
- Sat. April 21st, 9am-12pm: Bryant Elementary School Garden
- Thurs. May 3rd, 9am – 3pm (2 hr block): King Elementary School Learning Garden
Note that some of these volunteer opportunities are during the school-day and involve working with kids, while others are to support and build the school garden infrastructure. And it doesn’t end there.
Background on both organizations: The Agrarian Adventure is an educational non-profit organization working in partnership since 2002 with public schools to schools to connect students with food, health, community, and agriculture. Project Grow Community Gardens is a non-profit that has been providing the space, education, and inspiration to make organic gardening accessible to all since 1972.