During the month of September Fit4Kids and Backyard Farmer have installed two new gardens! The first garden went in on the 17th at Marguerite Christian Elementary School and the second went in on the 22nd at Thomas Dale High School. A huge thanks to our sponsors – the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation at MCES and Columbia Gas of Virginia at TDHS! We are now up to 10 school learning gardens! 

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These students really got their hands dirty, building their AMAZING new learning gardens! If you can believe it, these beautiful spaces started out as a patch of dirt and within 4 hours  entire, functional gardens were in place! The gardens are growing fruits and vegetables such as, lettuce, kale, collard greens, raspberries and figs! The enthusiasm was amazing to see, every child was ready to dig in frequently asked, “when can we eat!?” Needless to say, teachers and students alike are eager to start their first garden lessons with our garden educators.

 

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