Students garden to help the community

August 6th, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: News

The Amelia Goddard School students gathered at Friendship Church in Amelia Saturday morning to give back to the community.

The students planted a variety of vegetables in starter pots earlier this year and Saturday, July 17 they moved their garden to raised beds on the grounds of Friendship Church.

The produce will be donated to the Grace & Mercy food pantry in Amelia. The project was designed to teach the students about community involvement, charitable giving, and helping those in need.

Marcus, 5, and Alex, 7, Eckert water their newly planted garden Saturday morning at Friendship Church in Amelia. The boys and their fellow Goddard School students planted a garden as part of a school project.
As the garden full of peas, peppers, and tomatoes grows, students will return to weed the garden and harvest their produce. In the meantime the garden will be tended by members of Friendship Church.

Following the planting and watering the students, teachers, congregation, and community members were treated to a barbecue.
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