Once upon a time, our former PTA President, Alexis Derry, told me about the Washington State Potato Commission Grant to fund school gardens--the rest is history!
Kapowsin’s Garden is a magical place where
kids take turns volunteering during recess
in order to grow food and flowers
for those in need while learning about
working together for the common good!
We are in our 9th year! Hundreds of students
have helped build this thriving
garden of “eatin” ;)
to a now
We grow organic veggies, apples, pears, plums,
peaches, grapes, berries, figs,
We even brew our own fertilizer from Comfrey
—stinky but with spectacular results!
Hundreds of pounds of produce are shared with:
Families in need
|Can you spot the cucumber? Hint: It's not green, is sort of round shaped, has a thin stem, looks a bit prickly, and is kind of small. (Give up? See the end of the blog for the answer.)|
|These grapes came from one plant that has been growing in a very large pot (but the roots have probably broken free into the ground)|
|Where is that shovel anyways?!?|
|Oh Boy! Mom is going to love this!😉|
sift the soil
fill in the beds
haul poles for bean tee pees
|or a lot!|
and most fun of all...HARVEST!
Valuable lessons are learned while we garden such as how to::
respect each other and our environment
be kind and inclusive
solve problems peacefully
manage stress and other feelings
New friends can be found in this exciting process
along with a sense of pride, purpose,
self confidence and most importantly
a feeling of belonging.
Adult Volunteers always welcome,
as are donations to help keep us growing!
Our Spring dahlia tuber and plant sale,
along with grants and donations,
fund our vibrantly verdant adventure!
Come Grow With Us! :)
The cucumber is the pale yellow semi round shaped object just to the right of the light green patty pan (flying saucer shaped) squash. It is called a lemon cucumber and they are really good! :)