Spring Planting Begins in Student Gardens

Spring Planting Begins in Student Gardens
Posted on 04/30/2018
The Student Gardens program

Spring planting has begun for LCPS’ Student Gardens program!

Today at Jouett Elementary, students planted vegetables, peppers, watermelons, and more!

All four elementary schools at LCPS have a Student Gardens program, which allows students to do their own planting and harvesting.

The program is all thanks to a partnership between LCPS, Louisa County’s 4-H Extension Office, and local Master Gardeners.

“This is so much fun,” Louisa County’s 4-H Extension Agent Jenny Thompson said. “I get paid to play in the dirt. The students able to see what’s going on.The kids are able to learn the requirements for the SOLS. They are able to see that in their hand. There’s no better way to learn and commit to memory than by hands-on learning.” 

Food harvested from the gardens will be used in summer school programs, summer feeding programs, as well as in school cafeterias when students return in August.

Great job to all involved!

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