Students and staff at Coleman Middle School started a community garden with plant beds and a garden shed. With help from area donors, they hope to expand with a greenhouse, which will be built by students in the after-school program, and a compost center where they can make their own compost.
This program teaches students gardening skills, agricultural knowledge and it teaches them business entrepreneurship skills. The Guys Code Business Club (GCBC) at Coleman wrote the initial grant application.
Students will be involved with the program throughout the summer where they will learn about gardening basics, which plants grow best in Kansas, sustainable agriculture and healthy food. The students will also sell the produce.
The community garden is part of Coleman Middle School’s new focus on health, wellness and sustainability.
Do you love vegetables or want to know more about them?
Does getting down in the dirt and making something of your hands motivate you?
Are you an 8th grader looking to join Southeast’s Agriculture program?
Then we have some news for you! The Coleman Garden is starting our first Summer Garden Program and we are looking for a maximum of 40 excited 6th thru 8th grade students to come help us with the garden and to learn more about gardening and healthy eating.
The program will run 8am-12pm, Monday-Thursday, from June 6 – June 30. We will be planting seeds, tending established plants, weeding, watering, and overall upkeep of the garden. In addition, we will take time to learn about heathy eating practices, safe garden tips, and other information about farming and agriculture. (Especially how it relates to Kansas)
The program will be run by Mr. Hall and Mrs. Stuart. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call us.
Jared Hall 7th Grade Science, 316-973-6652, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Stuart 8th Grade Science, 316-973-6665, email@example.com
Eric Filippi Assistant Principal, 316-973-6614, firstname.lastname@example.org
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