125 South Old Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22204
703-228-5900
Fax: 703-979-3744
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jefferson Garden

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!
 
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!

October Schedule
  • 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!
  • Saturday, October 25:  10a-12p Jefferson's Day of Service - The Washington Post will be there to photograph our dedication to making a difference for our community!
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, mdhmich@gmail.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, mdhmich@gmail.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...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! 
Contact Marney Michalowski, PTA Garden Committee Chair, mdhmich@gmail.com.
 
For more information about the PTA Garden Committee check out the link at the top of this page (upper left).

CONTACT US
Marney Michalowski, PTA Garden Committee Chair - mdhmich@gmail.com
Garden questions? - tjms.garden@gmail.com
 
 
Check out lots of garden photos and news on Facebook - LIKE us!