Spring has Sprung in the Withrow Food Garden

An update from our Garden Educator…

I am excited to begin another wonderful gardening season at the Withrow Food Garden! For those that need a re-introduction, my name is Elin Marley and I am Withrow’s Garden Educator. 

As usual, I have returned to head up weekly garden education classes (offered to all classes in both French and English). I am looking forward to a lot of fun learning and exploring this spring! We will plant seeds that we harvested in the fall, learn what should and shouldn’t go in the compost, and get to know worms and the other little critters that turn our food scraps into beautiful compost for our garden, and so much more. As our garden grows, there will be cooking activities and opportunities to taste veggies and herbs straight from the garden! 

Elin Marley garden educator
I also run Withrow’s lunch-time Garden Club (grades 1-6). Our Garden Club will have lots to do in the garden too, including planting, weeding, watering, sifting compost and harvesting. Starting on April 30th, we will meet each Monday during lunch recess in the food garden. New members are welcome!

Thank you to the school and parent council for your continued support of the food garden program, without which my work wouldn’t be possible. I can’t believe I’ve already been working as Withrow’s School Garden Educator for 8 garden seasons!

Elin Marley
School Garden Educator