Organic School Garden Holds Open House

You’re invited to visit the Fairfield Woods Middle School Organic Square Foot Garden on Fairfield Woods Road in Fairfield on Thursday, July 9 from 12 – 3 pm.  The edible garden is located in the center courtyard, free from the critters who love to eat our greens, and has been established according to the teachings in the book “Square Foot Gardening” by originator and author Mel Bartholomew.

Take a quick peek at the photos on Mel’s site of the Square Foot Gardens in Fairfield schools Amie Hall and the students have helped start this year. Come to learn what a “Square Foot Garden” is, show your support or get your hands dirty planting during the scheduled 20 minute sessions on the hour and half hour.

According to garden project leader Amie Hall, “This new outdoor classroom is available to be a summer learning center.  Students and families, are invited to cover one week this summer to help tend the garden.   Summer care requires stopping by the garden, mainly to water three times per week, Monday through Friday anytime between 6 am & 3 pm. Come see where food comes from, how it grows and care for it, while helping to lessen your carbon footprint.”

And you get to harvest and eat what’s ripe if you sign up to become a summer volunteer! Or you can donate some of the harvest to a community service outreach program like Operation Hope. Happy gardening!

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