The Green Team’s community gardening program is well underway. Local residents and families who want to garden but lack their own suitable space are hard at work at three different locations in West Chester Borough.
An important part of it is the Mondays at Melton program for kids; see background here.
Here is a summary of the second Monday eve program by Jamie Atkins, New Directions Program Director at the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center:
We had another wonderful Monday at Melton on June 28! Melinda and her son William read a beautiful book, The Bear’s Garden, and the kids loved making their newspaper pots — many of them even planted them in our garden! 🪴 Thank you so much, Melinda, for your patience, kindness, and amazing teaching skills!
Also, a big thank you to Nora, who helped with everything from leasing the soil station to walking kids to the bathroom, and to Courtney for bringing her kiddos Ollie and Everette to participate in the program. It was a hot but wonderful night for all, with a lot of smiles!
The kids were also so excited to harvest our first ripe cherry tomato of the season! Enjoy the photos!