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General News · 20th February 2013
Laura Ellingsen
We are having a Community Garden Workbee!
Saturday March 2nd, 10am to 3pm
A call to the Cortes Community for volunteers!
Everyone Welcome! Come join us at the school!

Our new garden-to-hot-lunch sustainability garden will grow produce for the hot lunch program and will be built, cultivated and cared for by the intermediate and senior classes!

Please come work with us at Cortes Island School March 2nd, to build the garden-to-be. Bring shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, and carpentry tools for fencing, gate building, constructing raised beds, and filling them with soil and the good stuff.
Don’t forget to put it on your calendar.

The Cortes School students have been planning their garden-to-hot-lunch sustainability garden for the past two years and we are now able to implement the program. Once we, as a community of students, teachers, parents, and Cortes Islanders have built the garden infrastructure, we will be ready to implement the garden-to-hot-lunch sustainability program. The students will be responsible for the garden’s continued care in weekly sustainability sessions starting this spring. The intermediate and senior classes will be planning their garden layout and rotation; building and amending the soil; propagating, sowing and planting vegetables and fruit; caring for and harvesting seasonal produce; and using their produce in the hot lunch program. Each class session will be mentored by a garden facilitator, a parent volunteer, and their teacher.

Thank you to all those who have been involved thus far and who have donated supplies, including Coastal Community Credit Union for grant funding to build the garden infrastructure this spring and many island members for lumber, topsoil, fill, manure, machine time, and volunteer time.

We welcome community garden volunteers to our workbee on March 2nd and to volunteer in the garden with the students this spring. Please call Laura Ellingsen, PAC president 250-935-6559. Thank you for your care and involvement.

Come enjoy learning in the garden with us.