Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor
The Burns Park Weed and Seed Program gives students a weekly lunchtime opportunity to help in the school garden—and enjoy sampling what they’ve grown.
It’s been 10 years since the creation of the Burns Park School Garden, said Principal Chuck Hatt, noting that in that time more than 5,000 students have enjoyed a variety of produce—including salad, carrots, roasted potatoes, butternut squash, salsa, mint tea and pumpkin soup—during the weekly Weed and Seed.
“This garden has served as an important learning tool for kids and gathering spot for the Burns Park community,” said Hatt.
Noting that the Burns Park school garden is run completely by parent and neighborhood volunteers, he added: “We are grateful for their wonderful work.”
The garden is amazing, its also a great sensory tool, the garden allows the kids to try new things, demonstrate how to use a fruit or veggie differently, and I appreciate all that everyone does in helping our garden grow!