Welcome to the Jefferson Community Garden!
BREAKING NEWS: The Jefferson Garden will continue to thrive while repairs are made to the TJ Theater! JOIN US in the garden over the summer - LOTS of delicious vegetables and fruits are growing! Details below...
Donations from our Garden to the
Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC):
**Over 900 pounds of fresh vegetables**
GARDEN SUMMER HOURS - STUDENTS AND FAMILIES EARN COMMUNITY AND SERVICE HOURS!!
Did you know students and families both earn community and service hours when working IN and FOR the garden?? JOIN US during the following over the summer to help:
- Every Tuesday: 7p-dusk
- Every Thursday: 7p-dusk
- Saturdays and Sundays will typically alternate each week along with hours for both days and will be posted here
Every Tuesday: 7p-dusk
Every Thursday: 7p-dusk
Saturday, August 2: 10-11:30a
Sunday, August 10: 5-7p
Saturday, August 16: 10-11:30a
Saturday, August 23: 10:30a-12p
Sunday, August 31: 5-7p
We're growing tomatoes, okra, peppers, lettuces,
pumpkins, strawberries, blackberries, corn, green beans, radishes, peanuts,
rosemary, thyme, and onions - come check out the summer crops! Remember, you're always invited to taste/take something home in return for your help - YUM! Students and families can get a head start on their community and service hours!
Our summer produce helps Arlington
families through donations to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) - come help make a difference!
Have ideas or want to get involved? We want to hear from you! Contact, Marney Michalowski, PTA Garden Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
JEFFERSON GARDEN IN THE LOCAL PRESS!
Check us out!
You can also follow the garden on Facebook - LIKE us!
GARDEN DESIGN IS HERE!
Nancy Striniste designed a beautiful and vibrant plan inspired from input by our students, faculty, staff and community. This big-picture, long-term vision features outdoor classrooms, picnic tables, oven, international gardens, amphitheater, fruit trees, pond, rainwater harvesting/exchange systems, accessible raised beds, earth loom, high tunnel, enchanting entrances...lots of potential for enhancing student learning and activity, extending our growing season and fostering community in our garden. The plan is on display in the sitting area of the office. Check it out here, too! You can also view Nancy's presentation, including photos that bring the design elements alive! Stay tuned to provide input on which features you would like to see built in the short-term, mid-term and long-term...and if you would like to help make it happen, contact Marney Michalowski, PTA Garden Committee Chair, email@example.com.
There is SO much potential to enhance and feed our young people and our community
academically, physically, socially and emotionally - be a part of it! Read more.
THANK YOU JEFFERSON PTA GARDEN COMMITTEE!!
Patty/John Adair, Kassahun Benti, Hillary Berlin, Meryl Corshen, Julie Dickson, Susan DuBois, Laura Estrada, Jill Flack, Melissa Hinkson, Grainne Humphries, Margaret McGilvray/Dan Redmond, Suzanne Mendez, Marney/Mark Michalowski, Betsy/Greg Morse, Betsy Robinson, Susan Schlimme, Jennifer Schoen, Nakeesha Seneb, Susan Spranger, Cemma Tatem, Liz Tefera, Shahira Tewfik, Patricia VandeMeulebroecke, Cristina Zarate-Byers/Bob Byers, Mariia Zimmerman
If you would like to help make a difference IN and OUT of the garden (many types of opportunities to help!), please join us! Contact Marney Michalowski, PTA Garden Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the PTA Garden Committee check out the link at the top of this page (upper left).
Check out lots of garden photos and news
on Facebook - LIKE us!