Massachusetts Students Take on Biggest Challenge Yet . . . A Community Garden
We’re not going to pretend that every day went smoothly.
By Katie LaScaleia
Alliance for Climate Education
Jan 24, 2013
Our Action Team has undoubtedly accomplished a lot over the past few years in Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School and our community in terms of recycling, energy conservation, and environmental awareness. Yet every time we’ve completed a project, even though the students did most of the work, we couldn’t deny the help we needed from our club advisors in seeing the project through to the end.
Then a local gardener came to a club meeting with the suggestion of having a group of dedicated students tend to a 30’ x 30’ garden plot at our community gardens and donate the resulting produce to the food pantry. The gardener insisted that we would have minimal adult support making this the first completely student-run project our Action Team has ever done.
We didn’t think we would be able to pull it off. We knew next to nothing about growing plants, building a fence, paying for it, or working on this project during the summer.
We decided to go for it.