Students from the Environmental Studies class at EMCS were on hand to help plant at the Sunriver Community Allotment Garden.

Students lend a hand at community garden

Environmental studies students sow what they may reap

On Wednesday, May 29, students from the Environment Studies class at Edward Milne community school, with their teachers Megan Bondurant and Dave Clarke, walked over to Sunriver Community Gardens in the rain. When they arrived the rain stopped. This was a good thing.

At school at 9 a.m. no one was that keen to work in the garden this morning in the rain. The teachers told them it’s the least they could do, to work in the rain for the community when considering how much the community supports them and EMCS. Well, we were told they hopped right to it and got over.

The students helped  plant a lot of summer vegetables, winter vegetable beds were prepared  and those signature sunflowers from last summer that seeded themselves were planted too.  Lunch was cooked up over wood fires.  When it was time to go the rain began to spit again.

Three students planted green peppers and over 80 tomato plants in the greenhouse for the food bank. Thank you Lauren, Kaitlyn and Kim.  All of you did a terrific job.

The exchange students from Europe, who have been here all year, especially liked coming to the community gardens, where “nothing like this is in our home towns.”

The greenhouse girls said, “it was a really fun experience… we will definitely be back.”

Food CHI (Phoebe and Mara)  commented how pleasant it was to work with this class of senior students and their teachers who were so willing to lend a kind and courteous hand.