This past Friday I had lessons with the 2nd graders at Wings Park Elementary School to introduce them to one of my favorite, local, spring foods: ASPARAGUS! Asparagus is especially relevant because Wings Park is currently expanding their school garden, and planning to grow a wider variety of fruits and vegetables including asparagus. All of the students were feeling thankful for the many individuals and organizations that have stepped up to support the school garden project. Together, we decided that “Thank You” letters would be a great way to express our gratitude. Here are a few highlights:
Thank you to the Fayette County Master Gardeners, Derek Roller of Echollective Farm, David Cavagnaro of the Pepperfeild Project, Tenax Fence Company, and many Oelwein community members! With your help, we are growing healthy kids.