Even though students are on summer vacation, they are joining forces with volunteers to keep Seatack Elementary School’s community garden from wilting.
The school hosted its second Watering and Weeding Wednesday event July 29 from 6-8 p.m.
“We had a great night of teamwork and hard work with kids of all ages getting our garden and themselves into tiptop shape and showcasing healthy living,” said Marie Culver, Seatack gifted resource teacher.
Former members of Culver’s Garden Breakfast Club attended and were happy to be back on common ground.
“When the boys reunited, they hugged each other and got right to work spreading mulch,” Culver said. One former club member asked if the event was being held at 6 a.m. or 6 p.m., telling Culver, “Whichever it is, I will be there!”
Even Seatack’s newest students provided helping hands. Some kindergarteners visited the garden to water and weed with the group following the school’s Achievable Dream Academy induction ceremony.
Before leaving the event, students were invited to pick food of their choice from the garden to share with their families. Tomatoes, kale, beans, peppers, cucumbers, blueberries and Swiss chard were among the options.
Students and volunteers will be working again next Wednesday evening. “Bring anyone and everyone,” said Culver. “It truly takes a community to grow a garden, and the children are thrilled to show off their work to our city.”