Social Distance School Garden Prep
Though it’s hard to predict when kids will be getting back into the school gardens, we know for sure it won’t be this school year with COVID 19 school closures extended to ensure greater safety in Somersworth and the State of NH school communities.
Spring weather and plenty-to-do has a few staff and volunteers keeping busy in staggered shifts. Maple Wood Elementary School’s 4th grade teachers Jennifer Landry and Emily Wilson designed and planned, applied for and received Strafford County Master Gardener school grants, for when the time is right and safe for students to gather.
School custodians made quick business of spreading wood chips that were donated by the Somersworth DPW, and FTS Coordinator, Wendy Berkeley, and her sidekick, Ivy, made a border with bricks from a dismantled chimney.
Submitted by: Wendy Berkeley, Somersworth Farm to School Coordinator