Welcome! This blog follows the building, cultivating, and harvesting of the Lakewood Elementary schoolyard garden in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since January 2009, the Edible Peace Patch Project has been developing innovative community-oriented food system and nutrition educational programs in south St. Petersburg, Florida. Lakewood Elementary is the 1st school to participate in our Garden Education Program!
I love walking through the doors leading out to the Peace Patch. It is quiet, a little before 8 in the morning and the sun is just coming up over the garden.
What a great sight. It has been an amazing experience watching not only the plants grow week to week but the relationships with the kids and community grow as well. The time has flown and with only 2 weeks remaining today's lesson was a review of what we have learned. The kids had an awesome time on a scavenger hunt with clues that lead them all around the garden.
Sweet Potatoes ready to be harvested.
Lots of yummy vegetables are ready to be harvested for the Harvest Festival next week. The festival will be on May 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Students are encouraged to bring their family and friends to show them the garden and to share in the harvest. Each volunteer will be making a dish from a vegetable grown in the garden that will be served at the festival. I personally am looking forward to the sweet potato casserole Katie is making. Yummy!
Can you guess what I could be making from this vegetable?
Hope to see you all next week at the Harvest Festival!!