Hammond School Garden
In the Spring of 2013 after I took an Environmental Education course, I set out to create a vegetable garden. This is a long process, but the project is still progressing smoothly. Students helped with removing grass from the area, mulching the area, and even helped to collect soil samples to send off to the laboratory for nutrient testing. With the help of a Howard County Master Gardener, students are learning how to start plants from seedlings to transplants. Students are growing kale, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, radishes, potatoes, carrots, beets, and more. Students will be in charge of watering, planting, weeding, and maintaining the garden.
Preparing the ground and starting seedlings:
A new fence in 2016!
The vegetable garden is a lot of work and I am thankful for many people that have helped thus far with the project. Especially the following people:
- Mrs. Miller from Hammond who heads up our Green School Team.
- Mr. Sandhoo a Hammond parent who helped us set up our initial layout.
- Mr. Wells from Hobbits Glen Golf Course who helped us cut sod.
- Mr. Phillips from Howard County Master Gardeners who donated Leaf Gro, growing lights, and is assisting with just about everything!
- Our wonderful students who jump right in to help whenever we need it!
- Our PTA for continuing to support the garden with funding and volunteers.
- Mrs. Davis from Hammond for helping support our garden.
- Home Depot in Columbia and Laurel for providing the labor to build our garden fence.