Sowing Seeds of Service
The After-School Program is sponsoring our second fundraiser of the year for the Neighbor to Neighbor gardening program. Neighbor to Neighbor is a collaboration between Green Meadow and the Pfeiffer Center, which runs for 16 weeks every school year. It bridges diverse communities through experiences in nature, gardening, and social activities (games, projects, and conversation). Serving students from nearby public schools, the program fosters mentor/mentee relationships between middle-school and high-school students under the guidance of Pfeiffer Center gardener-educators, building a sense of community through guided experiences of the social and work realms.
We are pleased to be supporting this program through the sale of seeds from Turtle Tree Seed, a biodynamic seed initiative at the Camphill Village in Copake, NY.
Neighbor to Neighbor will receive 50% of the proceeds from the sale of seeds. You can use the link below to peruse the catalog, and for more information on Turtle Tree and the important work they do to keep open pollinated seeds available to home gardens and small farms across the country.
Please have all orders in to your class teacher/advisor or Ms. Hartsell by Friday, April 19.
We are also pleased to announce that the Organic Consumer's Association has donated pocket size Buyer's Guides to be distributed with every order of seeds. This guide provides information on companies that currently DO NOT label their organic products that may contain GMO's. The Buyer's Guide enables consumers to be better informed when making food purchases.
For more information on the fundraiser, please contact After-School Program Teacher Paige Hartsell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and Happy Gardening!