Art in the Garden and Share the Good!

Cross-posted from Summer of Solutions Hartford

It’s been a rainy week at the Burns School Garden!  In order to stay out of the mud, this week we did a botany/art workshop in the garden with kindergarteners!

This summer we spent over a month removing small shards of glass from this planter that was left over from an old construction project on the building. Now it’s full of greens!

The students drew loose-leaf lettuce, kale, swiss chard, and arugula.

We talked about how the plant gets water and sunlight (and how the orange trees on the ground used to take in sun for the big trees overhead)

(Under his drawing there is a creative spelling of “the garden is beautiful”)  What a beautiful afternoon.

In other news, Summer of Solutions Hartford is applying for the “Share the Good” grant from Seeds of Change. The $10,000 grant would support our team of Program Leaders to organize the third summer of SoS Hartford, where we will be working with a team of over 20 young people from Hartford on five community urban agriculture projects!

The grant is decided on a point system, and we can get 10 points (10% of the total available) by receiving nominations from individuals.

Can you take a minute to nominate Summer of Solutions Hartford to win a $10,000 Share the Good grant? Here is the link to nominate us:

The form is very simple, and I’ve outlined it below:

First, your Personal Information: (Name, Address, Email Address, and Phone Number)
Then, our Organization Information:
Community Farm, Garden, or Organization Name: Summer of Solutions Hartford City: Hartford
State: CT
Zip Code: 06106
Proprietor Name: Jennifer Roach

Thank you so much for your time! We will keep you updated when we hear the results of our application!

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