How’s It Growing?

June Garden Update

Even though it is early in our growing season, the gardens at Hamilton-SOTA I and State Road Elementary are flush with produce! Check out some of the pictures from the gardens…

Hamilton-SOTA I Garden


We are starting to see a great deal of growth in our garden at Hamilton-SOTA I Elementary School. We have been harvesting lettuce, kale, spinach, arugula, and various herbs over the past few weeks. Just in this past week we have started to harvest our radishes, swiss chard, and snow peas. The garden may look small, but it produces plenty for all!

State Road Garden – Hoop House

Hoop House

Out at State Road Elementary we have both raised beds and a Hoop House. Inside the Hoop House the produce got an early start and is flourishing! We have plenty of lettuce and other leafy greens such as the brightly colored swiss chard. In the bottom left picture above, you can catch a glimpse of our new permaculture garden behind the Hoop House. To find out more about the permaculture garden, you can check out our last blog:

New Permaculture Garden at State Road Elementary

State Road Garden – Raised Beds

State Road

We also have six raised beds at State Road Elementary. Each of these beds are neatly labeled and contain beans, peas, ground cherries, basil, nasturtiums, tomatoes, oregano, cabbage, kale, cucumbers, and carrots. Most of these plants are still small, but the basil is almost ready for harvest and the kale won’t be far behind. Starting June 20th, children attending summer school at State Road Elementary will have the opportunity to work in these gardens and share in the harvest.

Stay tuned for more garden updates in the following months!

Thank You

Thank you Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare for your corporate sponsorship which allows us to connect more children to healthy food and nature.