Please mark your calendars for our first meeting in 2015, set for Thursday, January 22nd from 3:30 to 4:30 PM at West Jasper Elementary School. We will be focusing on the group’s third objective: Increase educational and nutrition opportunities through establishing and/or expanding 3 school and/or community gardens. Lindsay Turner, Director of the Druid City Garden Project, will be our guest speaker and will talk to us about their amazing work with integrating a garden as a teaching tool in elementary schools throughout Alabama. Mandy Chesser, champion of West Jasper’s School Garden, will also be giving a brief presentation on the West Jasper School Garden. If weather permits, we hope to be able to end the meeting out in West Jasper’s school garden.
Please feel free to reach out and invite those you think would be interested in learning more about developing successful, sustainable school gardens.