Sunday, June 19, 2016

School Garden Volunteers Needed in Summer

From Jennifer Reese, K-6 Science Coordinator

Dear PGOs, 

Our elementary school gardens need your help to have a healthy summer growing season! Parents and guardians are invited to sign up for ​1hour volunteer sessions in July and August. Duties will include watering, weeding, and planting. Children are welcome to join their families as helpers. All volunteers will be asked to participate in an on-site orientation session with Leila Tunnell, a wonderful farm & garden educator who has been helping us and who also serves as Brookfield Farm's educator. At the orientation sessions, volunteers will become familiar with the garden space, learn about the plants we're growing and what type of care they need, and how to access the garden tools. Sign ups for summer weeks will take place at the orientation sessions.
Orientation sessions: Saturday, July 2nd or Saturday July 9th - 9am-10am @Crocker Farm; 11am-12pm @ Fort River; 1pm-2pm @Wildwood 

​Questions or comments? Please contact Jen Reese ( or Leila Tunnell (

Thank you!​
Jennifer Reese
Science Coordinator, K-6
Amherst Public Schools