Another Wet Weekend
Pretty Yellow Dresses

Words in the Wild

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Three years ago, the grade school children in a near by elementary were asked if they'd like to join our garden. The teachers and students were both very excited about coming to the garden, and the parents were supportive, too. They children can walk from the school to the garden and a different grade comes every day to care for their plot. The parents have helped the children care for the garden throughout the summer months  by making sure the kids can stop by and do right by the plants. They have all gladly signed up to become a part of our community.

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The children paint signs and rocks to mark each area they plant. They learn about bees, birds, and lady bugs and how important they are to a garden. They paint signs to welcome and encourage the bugs to stay.

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One of the best things about sharing our garden with the community at large is to bring an understanding of the process of growing and working together. We share our pathways with people who wish to walk through, we share our labyrinth with people searching for peace, and we share our harvest with everyone we can. We love to share (please ask first) and we love to teach about the process of growing from beginning to end. 

Comments

Those children are learning great lessons - not just about gardening but about LIFE and being part of a community. Good for all of you for giving them this opportunity!

When we can get them as children, we have them for their entire lives. Farming is essential and such a joy. That community garden has everything going for it, grrl. Including you and Smith!

That is really, REALLY cool. Great for the kids in so many ways - and great for the gardeners! I love their painted rock signs. :)

That's wonderful. It's so important for kids to know where food comes from.. how to nurture and grow it, and how to prepare it!

Yours is a true community garden, and I love the efforts you've put into building that community. I'm so glad to hear you're teaching children (and others) about all the benefits of gardening!

These garden experiences will resonate for those luckymchildren forever! Their signs and markers are wonderful!

What joyful pictures.

That's great! I love the painted rock. I think I still have a garden stake that the girl across the street wrote - "rosemarie". Still makes me smile.

such a great COMMUNITY garden. All good things grow from love

I LOVE your garden so much! :-)

so cool! I love everything about your garden.

I love that children are learning by your examples....and those signs....I love them!!

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