The Traip Greenhouse and Gardens program completed its first full year of operation in January. This is what happened.
As Spring approaches on the calendar, it’s time to start thinking about the school garden. Permission slips to join the after-school garden group are now up in the school cafeteria. Meetings will be held every Tuesday beginning April 4 (skipping April vacation week) and ending June 13. Please have your student’s permission slip returned to their homeroom teacher or Mrs. Casciotti by Friday, March 31st.
Despite the rain, our third annual plant sale was held at the Kittery Community Market last Sunday. The enthusiastic Garden Group members made the event fun, and some dedicated customers helped us raise money for the program. Thanks to all the students and parents who helped make it great!
On Wesnesday, September 10, the Shapleigh School Green Team returned to Greenlaw Gardens, a Kittery family farm, to finish a project they started three months ago. Last June, a group of Green Teamers gathered at the nearby farm to plant a row of potatoes. The group was planting potatoes to be served up in Kittery schools’ cafeterias.
Spring of 2014 brought a bounty to local farmer Rick Greenlaw’s newly established farm, Greenlaw Gardens, and he invited local students to share in the harvest.