The Garden at Oswegatchie School is a sustainable organic garden where children get a hands on experience learning where their food comes from while developing an appreciation and respect for nature. The Garden will be a learning center to teach gardening as well as incorporating art, music, literature, math and science. It is a place where children are encouraged to join in and participate in the process of creating, developing and maintaining the garden!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Cub Scouts Lend a Hand

Some members from Waterford's Pack 36 Den 2 lend a hand.
Today we built the compost bins for the School Garden. Some boy scouts and cub scouts from Pack 36, Den 2 came out to help us "zip" them together. We used recycled wooden pallets for the frames and then just zip tied them together for ease. Mrs. Houlihan and her wonderful staff in the Oswegatchie school cafeteria will be collecting fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen to add to the compost. This goes along nicely with our sustainability mission to use materials from the school grounds to perpetuate the garden. The kitchen scraps combined with grass clippings, leaves, and garden waste will make for some rich compost to be used in the garden boxes and tilled beds. 

Thank you very much to Brenda, Chris, Ian, and Kyle McNeil, Kyle and Craig Caulkins, Paul and Kevin McEntarfer, and Sam Menders for coming out and helping us with this project. We appreciate your efforts in helping to grow this garden project.

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