The building of the inaugural garden at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Kingston was a huge success! Every student in the school had a chance to participate in building the garden from the ground up! Kids laid down cardboard, built cedar garden beds, filled them with soil, and covered the paths and perimeter with wood chips. Fourth grade classes also had a chance to decorate pennant flags to hang in the new school garden. At 2:30 PM, the Hudson Valley Seed team and representatives from the JFK Elementary School were joined by Principal Dr. Perez, parents, teachers, leaders of other Kingston gardens, and the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting ceremony and to plant of tomatoes and peppers in the freshly filled beds.
THANK YOU to everyone who made this possible! We're so excited to start teaching weekly garden classes at JFK this fall!