Kalama Student Garden

Kalama Student Garden

The Kalama Intermediate School special need students began a garden outside their classroom and are very excited about the prospect of making things grow and being able to take food home to put on their tables. Last year, volunteer Jennifer Lynn and Debra Morrill spent a few hours with the students: It was decided that they needed: 1 hula hoe, 1 rake, 8 pair of gloves, digging and weeding tools, compost and seeds. The items were purchased by Dr. John Mills and delivered to the students. The kids were thrilled to have gloves and tools to actually make changes in the garden quickly and efficiently. We helped with instruction and praise, worked alongside them, and the kids were left with instructions as to what tasks would be needed in the following weeks to keep the garden growing beautifully.

After summer break, the garden is not doing as well, but our volunteers will soon be dropping in to help get it back on track and assess the ongoing financial needs as well as volunteer help. If you’re good with a shovel, come and help!  We’ll be planning a volunteer hour one day a week after Christmas.

Gardening Project at Kalama Intermediate School

Gardening Project at Kalama Intermediate School