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Caledon Public Schools’ Veggie Gardens Creating Sweet Times for Those in Need

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Contributed photo above: Retired teachers Phyllis Brouwer (l) and Nancy Nauta Rowland (r) are volunteers at The Exchange

Thank you to Stan Cameron, Caledon’s Peel District School Board Trustee, for this latest update on the Veggie Garden Project.

When JSC spoke with Stan last, several weeks ago, he let us know that “All 16 of Caledon’s public schools have a vegetable garden growing on their site with donations of organic soil, seeds, seedlings, and rain barrels to make it all happen.”

On July 20th the Project made its first fresh vegetable donation to The Exchange in Bolton. That produce came from the Humberview Secondary School garden. On July 21st a second donation was made to The Exchange fresh from the vegetable garden at Macville Public School.

Stan’s Latest Update:

Veggie at The Exchange“Thank you Emily Stitt and Sabrina Zito-Insalaco from the Peel District School Board’s outdoor education field centres. Your help in getting the summer harvest from our Caledon Public School Vegetable Garden Project donated to The Exchange in Bolton is appreciated.

Today, August 30th,  we donated 32 pounds of very fresh Kale, Callaloo, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Onions, Beets, Carrots, Lettuce, Small Tomatoes, Medium Sized Tomatoes, Green Beans and Yellow Beans.

This produce came from the gardens on these school sites: SouthFields Village PS, Mayfield SS, Alloa PS, Caledon East PS, Palgrave PS, and Humberview SS.

Thanks also to the two volunteers at The Exchange for their help and very kind comments about the importance and value of this school garden project.

Coincidentally Phyllis Brouwer and Nancy Nauta Rowland, pictured above, are both retired teachers. Thank you both for what appears to be your life of service to your community.

In the picture of the rain barrels, note the size of some of those watering cans. Thank you to the children, their parents, and our community members for taking care of their gardens during the summer. Lots of tomatoes and potatoes still to come.”

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