Walton Gardening Program
Walton Gardening Program project provides children the opportunity to play in the dirt, plant some seeds, harvest what they grow, and to taste something fresh and delicious. It promotes community, local organic food, healthy eating choices, and food sustainability.
Through this program children learn to grow, harvest and eat nutritiously. Outdoor classroom activities integrate the complete food cycle, from seed to table and from table back to soil. The goal is to have Walton students foster a lifelong love for the outdoors and to develop an interest for our natural environment. Finding out where our food comes from and how it is grown lays the foundation for healthy eating habits and practical life skills.
The Walton Garden Project pair perfectly with many components of the scholastic curriculum for all grade levels at Walton. The program is run by Stefanie Putzhammer, ex-Walton PAC chair and community leader who is passionate about gardening, nature and educating our youth.
Can You Donate any Gardening Tools?
The Gardening Program is in need of some tools for the students’ to use in cultivating the garden that will be planted this spring. If you have any of the following in good working order that you would be willing to donate, please drop them off at the school office by Monday February 15th.
A big THANK YOU to Mr. Michael Beet and the SD43 Maintenance and Facilities Department for offering to install our garden boxes free of charge. Following discussions regarding our upper playground installation, they have kindly offered to build and install our garden boxes as good will for some oversights that were made this summer.