At the Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center, green thumbs were out in force as students teamed up with H.O.P.E. Gardens for a rewarding harvest. Pumpkins, seeds, carrots, tomatillos, basil, tomatoes, radishes, cucamelons, sunflowers, marigolds, and zinnias were among the treasures plucked from the thriving school garden.
The excitement was palpable as bags were filled to the brim with nature’s bounty, ready to be taken home to eager families. One enthusiastic student even remarked, “It’s like we are going to the grocery store!” This hands-on experience provided a valuable lesson in sustainability and self-sufficiency, leaving a lasting impression on these young learners.
A standout from the harvest was the astonishing Indian snake bean, measuring almost 3 feet in length. Its impressive size captivated the students, offering a tangible testament to the power of nurturing a garden from seed to fruition.
Adding a savory touch to the harvest, students also had the opportunity to plant garlic, generously donated by Keene Garlic, and also took garlic clove home to plant or to use for cooking.
We are so proud of the students at Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center for helping grow this school garden. Enjoy scrolling through these pictures of happy harvesters!