It’s hard to believe that I’m in my fourth month of service with the KCCG Schoolyard Gardens team. These past few months have been fulfilling and fun, and I feel incredibly fortunate to serve alongside fellow KCCG AmeriCorps members: Abby Ewert (Beanstalk Children’s Garden), Colleen Freeman (Family Gardens), Priest Hughes (Community Partner Gardens), and Sarah […]
Schoolyard Gardens Spotlight: Troost Elementary LINC
I arrived to Troost Elementary LINC to plant fall veggies on an especially humid August afternoon, and was greeted by students who were ready to garden…In their pajamas (for school spirit week, of course!). My initial weeks of AmeriCorps service were filled with many firsts but until arriving at Troost Elementary, I would have never […]
5 Senses in the Garden
Since joining the Schoolyard Gardens team as an AmeriCorps service member, I’ve had the opportunity to garden with so many curious and hard-working students. We’ve shared in abundant summer harvests, planted fall crops, carefully thinned and weeded garden beds, watered plants with care, and carried armloads of mulch to spread around our plants. Tending our […]
Schoolyard Gardens Welcomes Lauren!
Hi garden friends, my name is Lauren and I’m excited to begin my new role as a Missouri Healthy Foods AmeriCorps member serving with the Schoolyard Gardens team. After spending the spring into summer months working as a Garden Assistant in the Beanstalk Children’s Garden, I feel fortunate to transition into my AmeriCorps position, and […]