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 - LOTS of delicious vegetables and fruits are growing!
HOLD THE DATE: Our annual Fall Harvest Festival will be held Friday, October 17th from 6-9 p.m. in the Jefferson Garden! Think twinkling garden lights...apples...bonfire...music from the talented Jefferson chorus, orchestra and band...free books...popcorn...and a movie (Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit) under the stars!
Donations to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC):
**Over 1,500 pounds of fresh vegetables and fruit**
GARDEN HOURS - STUDENTS EARN COMMUNITY AND SERVICE HOURS!!
Did you know students earn community and service hours when working IN or FOR the garden?? JOIN US!
Production is slowing down as we say goodbye to our summer crops and anxiously await our fall crops...there is always plenty to do though and we need YOU!
Friday, October 3: 2:30-4p (students can meet in the lobby right after school)
Friday, October 17: 2:30-4p (students can meet in the lobby right after school)
Saturday, October 18: 1-4p - a group of volunteers from FEMA will be joining us so please come out and show them our Jefferson pride!
We're growing tomatoes, okra, peppers, lettuces,
kale, swiss chard, peanuts,
rosemary, and thyme - come check it all out! Remember, you're always invited to taste/take something home in return for your help! Students get community and service hours - and have FUN while they're doing it AND make a meaningful difference for themselves and their community!
Our garden produce helps feed 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, email@example.com
JEFFERSON GARDEN IN THE 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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...and more.
THANK YOU JEFFERSON PTA GARDEN COMMITTEE!!
Patty/John Adair, Kassahun Benti, Meryl Corshen, Julie Dickson, Susan DuBois, Laura Estrada, Jill Flack, Grainne Humphries, Margaret McGilvray/Dan Redmond, Suzanne Mendez, Marney/Mark Michalowski, Betsy/Greg Morse, Susan Nguyen, 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!
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
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