The Marshall Learning Garden has been revived by dedicated parents, teachers, and young gardeners. Classes head out to the garden during the school day for mental and physical exercise while shoveling mulch, tasting fresh vegetables and herbs, and planting a wildflower garden. Volunteer mornings and weekends in the garden are a community building experience and a great way for families and students to get to know each other in the fresh air.
Over the next two years, with PTA funding and support from volunteers, the garden will be expanded to include an outdoor classroom. We can’t wait to celebrate with live music and our home-grown fresh veggies!
Marshall parent and landscape designer, Megan Maxson, has drawn up detailed plans for an outdoor classroom and native garden with contemporary block seating.
What does our garden need now?
- Carpenters. We would like to have carpenters on call for various weekend projects whether building new compost bins or building bench seating.
- Anyone comfortable with heavy lifting for laying out a blue stone hardscape for a classroom.
- Volunteers to help plan and host a garden celebration and fundraiser on a Saturday morning in May (date TBD). The entire Marshall community will be invited to enjoy live music, coffee and treats, a fun craft for kids, and more
More gardeners, always! Join our fun and friendly mornings in the Marshall Garden to plant, dig, weed, and more. All are welcome. Working weekends will begin in February. To join any of these projects or ask questions, email Jen Pisani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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