Homestead Garden

Through the efforts of many volunteers in our community, the Homestead Garden has thrived this summer. Seeds that students planted in the spring are producing tomatoes, beans, pumpkins, watermelon, corn, peppers and more.  New additions to our space this summer include a butterfly garden, “H” garden, rain gauge, rain barrel, outdoor sink and our beautiful amphitheater seating.  Students will have many opportunities to explore this outdoor learning lab through Garden Club and ongoing grade level activities.
If you would like to volunteer, signup here. For more information contact gardenhomesteadptco@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/groups/245503879409694

ABOUT THE GARDEN:
The Homestead Garden’s installation began in 2017, thanks to many volunteers in the community. Within the past year, the garden has evolved with the addition of 19 trees, a fenced vegetable garden and a shade structure. The Garden’s purpose is to allow students to build connections between healthy gardens and healthy bodies, and helps foster curiosity and imagination while inspiring a sense of stewardship of the environment.

Students explore the garden through science, math and other academic units by planting fall vegetables and planning activities for spring gardening. Construction is continuing throughout the 2018-2019 school year, so watch for new developments!

VOLUNTEER AT THE GARDEN:
We always welcome new volunteers so please email us if you are interested at gardenhomesteadptco@gmail.com. Additionally, we are gladly accepting donations to fund future projects such as perennial beds and benches. Contributions can be made through our donation page.