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!
Today was officially the last day in the garden for the semester and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful time! Our kids were the most well behaved that we have ever seen them and they were practically oozing joy and curiosity to be outside and tell us all the things they've learned this year, I've never seen them so happy or work together as well as they did today. They were kind, helpful, and supportive of one another. They explored the garden for the last time and many of them scrambled to tell us that their parents had signed the RSVP for the Harvest Fest. It's sad to say goodbye, but just like my students, I am so geeked for the Feast next wednesday and to see everything the Peace Patch has in store for me next year!
They Love climbing on the compost pile to be taller than me!