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School Gardens

Grandview Heights Schools Garden Clubs and initiatives are growing - both literally and figuratively.  Seventh grade student gardeners have prepared the Wallace Garden plot and will begin planting soon.  Their 30'x20' plot is located at the corner of Grandview Avenue and Goodale Boulevard and has been granted by the City of Grandview Heights for school gardeners for the past three years.  Students raise the money for materials such as weed block, seeds, and plants from the plant sales they hold in the cafeteria and in Spanish Teacher and Garden Club Advisor Carmen Mendoza's classroom.  
   
Students who are enrolled in the district's childcare program, Kids' Club, along with high school Garden Club members and interested students will focus on the school garden this summer which is located behind the Annex building.  School Garden this summer along with other students who have shown interest and want to participate.  
 
The school garden has been selected  as a stop on the School Garden Bus Tour of Franklin County and the surrounding area on June 14, 2019.  Sponsored by The Ohio State University Extension, Franklin County, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, the tour offers stops at school gardens on the elementary, middle school, and high school levels and shares the journey that teachers and students took to get the school garden up and running, and also how the garden has benefited the students and schools.  
 
Cost of the tour is $50 which includes bus transportation, lunch at Brookside Country Club, and snacks.  For information, email hogan.239@osu.edu . Registration deadline is May 24, 2019.
To register, go to: go.osu.edu/sgbustour2019
 
Photo: (left to right) Sydney Swanson, Maggie Evans, Charlie Evans (third grade). Caroline Clifford, Viessa Cantelmo; not pictured members: Eleanor Kukura, Madeleine Palmisciano
 
Photo: (left to right) Eleanor Kukura, Sydney Swanson