|Tegan Bernas, a third-grade student in Ms. Ham's class, gets excited for the 12th annual Garden Party on May 28.|
The 12th annual Garden Party wrapped up another fantastic year in the garden for third- grade students at Sampson ES on May 28.
Sampson celebrated its year of garden success growing enough lettuce to feed every third-grade student a salad at Salad Party Day in November, as well as enough carrots for every third-grade student to take one home in January. The students also grew cabbage, peas, spinach and Swiss chard through the winter. They will soon harvest potatoes, peppers, Swiss chard and bushels of tomatoes and cucumbers.
The Garden Party included Sampson parents and grandparents as guests in the garden where a video highlighting the third-grade students' work in the garden and what they grew from seed to harvest.
Students and guests enjoyed a snack of baby carrots and lemonade while searching for garden crops in a scavenger hunt. Students also took home a small plant to grow over the summer.
Sampson ES has worked with Stephanie Baker of Ready to Grow Gardens for the last 12 years. Visit her website at www.readytogrowgardens.com. The Garden Day program offers consulting, a garden educator that teaches each participating campus as well as management of the school garden.