Rogers Middle School, How Does Your Garden Grow?

A new vegetable garden at RMS.

Mr. Remelius thought it would be a great idea (and he tells me I have grandiose ideas) to plant a garden and show our kids at Rogers that food is actually grown from a seed in the ground, not just purchased at the grocery store.  Soooo, some of us got together the first week of summer break to plant.  Farmer Rich and Dr. Martin had already tilled the soil and some of the teachers (thank you, from The Little Red Hen) brought their kids, grandkids and one lone dog, so it was fun.  I realize that June is late to be getting started and we don't expect a great crop our first year but the plants are in the ground and growing.  Since this is new to us I have no doubt we will have problems and will have to learn from experience.  The bunnies and squirrels are already eating the green tomatoes (yes, we have tomatoes) so I am hoping to get everything fenced eventually.  But... we have our own garden, how cool is that?!!!!

Thanks again to Midwest Dairy and the FUTP 60 grant we received.  We appreciate the opportunity to work with them as well as the help they have given us financially to get some of our new programs up and running.

So, kids get ready, the garden definitely needs weeding. And if we yield any veggies, we will have taste testing this fall!!!  Happy Summer. 




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