Over the last few months the Harvest Festival has been involved with the community garden behind Hungerford Elementary School in the historic town of Eatonville.(click link for map)
The garden is in a bit of disarray following the Summer and in need of some TLC in order to have it ready for the students to do their fall plantings. The school’s garden program isn’t self-sustaining yet and without the generosity of green-thumb volunteers it would remain under utilized.
So….here is where we come in. On Saturday October 8th from 9-noon we will be cleaning out the remnants of the garden’s Spring vegetables, doing some weeding and fluffing up the 14 garden beds with fresh compost.
“Many hands make for little work” and when you are working along side other passionate volunteers it doesn’t seem like work anyhow. Help us keep this garden project thriving for these students and teachers. In many cases this is the first time these students have seen vegetables in the “wild”.
If you would be gracious enough with your time to spend some of it with us then please RSVP to John@WPHarvest.com so we can get an accurate count of volunteers. Please fill out the brief Orange County Public School’s volunteer application and designate Hungerford Elementary as your school, “small groups” as your preferred grade level and “other” as type of work preferred.
I know several of you are already registered as Orange County Public School volunteers and if you could log-in and change your volunteer school for Hungerford prior to the workday that would be great.