This weekend, on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the town is invited to join in building, digging, shoveling and planting the first ever edible garden at Hurlbutt Elementary School.
“This project has been in the works since last August,” said Britta Lerner, chairman of the Hurlbutt PTO’s Philanthropy Committee that spearheaded this unique project. “We submitted an extensive proposal to the Board of Education and it was unanimously approved at its April 23 meeting. Our PTO has committed to donating up to $12,000 to the garden,” Ms. Lerner added.
The raised-bed garden will be located at the back of the Learning Resource Center just off the Weston Public Library parking lot. It will measure 20 feet by 40 feet and have one bed designed to be wheelchair accessible.
“I am so proud to have this garden launched and completed during my time as HES PTO president,” said Dana Lintell. “It’s even more gratifying to see how parents, teachers and the community came together as a team to make this happen.”
Green Village Initiative (GVI), has been an integral part of the planning process and will be actively involved in the build and plant days. Other supporters include PTO families, the Norfield Grange, members of Kiwanis, members of the Weston Garden Club, Builders without Borders, members of the Weston Women’s League, and Boy Scouts.
“Maintaining the garden will take an ongoing and committed effort and we continue to look for local support as we move forward,” said Ms. Lintell.
Everyone is invited to bring a shovel, some garden gloves, or just bring themselves. Stop by this Saturday, May 19, or Sunday, May 20, between 10 and 5.
Refreshments will be served throughout the day.