A garden takes root at Hurlbutt in Weston

Efforts are underway to build a school garden at Hurlbutt Elementary School. Volunteers are invited to help Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. behind the Learning Resource Center at Hurlbutt. No gardening experience is necessary.

Parking is behind the Weston Public Library. The garden area is between the two wings of the school.

Volunteers will be placing raised beds inside the garden, filling them with organic soil, laying stone for a walkway and planting the beds with seeds and seedlings.

Beverages and snacks will be provided throughout the day. This is a family-friendly event — helpers of all ages are welcome.

“The wonderful thing about this project is that it is completely community-based,” said one volunteer, Amy Kalafa. “It was initiated by a Hurlbutt PTO mom, Britta Lerner, with expertise, resources and some additional funding contributed by Green Village Initiative. But from here on, it’s an effort that will be taken up families, Scout groups, Builders Beyond Borders and hopefully other community groups — religious youth groups, seniors, Kiwanis, garden club, and more.”

Volunteers are asked to bring a pair of garden gloves, a shovel, garden rake, wheelbarrow or hand trowel if possible, but it is not required.

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