Ever wanted to start a garden, but didn't feel that you had the knowledge or resources to be successful?
We are surveying employees to determine interest in a potential community garden here at the Polk County School Board District Office. We see this garden as having the potential to improve employee health in ways such as: increasing access to fresh, healthy fruits & vegetables, increasing access to fresh air and sunshine, and reducing stress through the act of gardening. We also foresee the garden fostering an atmosphere that values teamwork, where we take pride in our accomplishments. In addition to the benefits to employee health, we also see this gardening project as a good example for both adults (employees, parents, etc.) and the children we serve in Polk County. We hope that we will cultivate involvement and partnerships from the community, as well. Bottom line: let's utilize all of our many talents in a way that will benefit all!
Monetary donations to the Green Garden can be made through the Polk Education Foundation. Click here to contact the PEF to give!
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The District Office would like to provide an opportunity for students in middle and high school to earn community service hours and create mentoring relationships that will continue over many years. We are planning a Community Garden at the District Office. In addition to planting, watering, and harvesting, students would also be able to learn how to make simple eco-friendly container gardens and could help with artwork to adorn the containers. One theme we would like to carry out in the garden is Polk County History, so students would also incorporate history, research, and ecology skills with this program. We believe this all can be accomplished at no cost to the School District and still yield numerous benefits to all- students, parents, staff, and neighbors.
More information about how students can help and obtain community services hours will be coming soon.
Watering Schedule Coming Soon.