From Montessori to Meal
Last Thursday, Jared and I travelled to a garden located at the Seward Montessori Elementary/Middle School to connect with the Garden Gleaning Project’s newest produce donor.
When we arrived, we were greeted by Elise Griffin, who explained the fascinating history and commendable intentions of the schoolyard garden. She began by telling us that the garden was the result of a partnership between Eco Education, the nonprofit for which she worked, and Harvest Moon Backyard Farmers, another local gardening organization.
She continued by saying that the garden serves as a living classroom for after-school and summer-school programs to engage students in hands-on learning about healthy, local, and sustainable food production. She also told us that the harvested produce will be divided amongst the school’s lunch program, Birchwood Café, and Waite House, a nearby food shelf.
They plan to donate to Waite House every week.