Our Good Ground School-Community Garden has been featured in the Edible East End Magazine.
Our school garden is unique because we have combined both school and community members.
Good Ground School- Community Garden received a $500 grant from the Josh Levine Foundation to purchase materials to cover beds in the garden over the winter.
We are now serving lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and more in our school lunchroom. We even get reimbursed
Dance For Plants Dance-A-Thon was a hit with our middle school kids. We danced with Zumba Instructor- Oscar for one hour and raised over $200 for our greenhouse.
Our first Soup and Sundae Night was a huge success on February 12th. Everyone enjoyed tasting delicious soups from several local restaurants in town. We want to thank everyone that came out and helped support our greenhouse fundraiser as well as all the participating restaurants and businesses. We couldn't have done it without you! Leftover soup and bread was given to Maureen's Haven.
Renato Stafford, our greenhouse builder, has completed construction on our new greenhouse. We are so excited to start our new growing season in the greenhouse this spring!
Stop by the greenhouse on Hampton Bays PRIDE DAY for a look.
This is the fifth year our students are attending garden classes during the summer school garden program. Our students are learning about plants, insects, and how to grow and harvest vegetables. We've sold our produce at our school farm stand and we're also selling at the St. Mary's Farmer's Market on selected Saturdays.
The Delicious Nutritious Foodbook is for sale at the St. Mary's Farmers Market on August 10th for a $10 donation. This book is the work of students, teachers, and parents in the Edible School Garden network and many incredible chefs on the North and South Forks that contributed most of the recipes. It also provides information to help you make healthy food choices.
MORE RECENT NEWS- 2016
Our Third Annual Soup and Sundae Night was a huge success once again. We raised funds for our garden and greenhouse. This is a wonderful night for our community to come together to enjoy soup, sundaes, music, and good company.
We received a $500 grant from Bridgehamtpon National Bank for attending the Wellness Conference in East Hampton sponsored by the East Hampton Wellness Foundation. Our Business Manager, Larry Luce, Athletic Director, Drew Walker ,and Joan Moran, Teacher/Garden Director attended.
We received a $500 grant from the Josh Levine Foundation, a foundation which supports school gardens. This 2016 school season we will be starting a pollinator garden using native plants from the Long Island Native Plant Consortium.
Southampton Press writer, Alexandra Talty, will be featuring our greenhouse/garden in one of the 2016 Spring issues of the the Press.
We have asked Enchanted Gardens to donate 6 yards of compost to the garden for the 2016 season.
High Mowing Magazine donated 400 seed packets to our school garden in 2016.
A senior at the High School has started a raised bed garden in the courtyard near the Science rooms for her Girl Scout Gold Award. Southampton Kiwanis granted her $500 to support the project. Stop by and check it out!
Our community section of the garden is now being managed by one of our long time gardeners, Dara Fey. Congratulations to Dara, she'll do a wonderful job!
Two of our elementary school teachers will be working together on the Hampton Bays Elementary School Planting Day, Judy Leopard and MaryBeth Motz. They will plant with the ES students and care for the harvest throughout the season.
Our middle school teachers have joined the school section of the garden as well this season. We have several teachers growing with their classes. Joan Moran will oversee the management of this program. We're very excited to have our students actively involved in gardening!!
Thanks to everyone for supporting our fundraising efforts over the last few years.
What a great addition to an already terrific place!