Fit Together in Action June News
Fit Together Partner Highlights- Vogel- Wetmore School Garden
Students at Vogel-Wetmore School planted their school garden for the second time this spring. Courtney Quigley one of the school’s first grade teachers and Fit Together partners, reported that a year ago, they planted vegetables in three raised beds and plants for pollinators in two raised beds. Families volunteered to care for the garden over the summer, and students returned in the fall to find bright zinnias and delicious vegetables waiting for them. One first-grade student exclaimed, "I planted this basil from a tiny seed when I was in Kindergarten, and now it grew up, just like me!"
The school was awarded a Fit Together mini grant last fall allowing them to purchase two more raised beds, so they could grow pumpkins and zucchini. They also purchased tomato cages, trellises, child-friendly tools, and other supplies with the grant. Ms. Quigley also added “the students love working outside with the plants, and they are learning valuable lessons about the life cycle of plants, where their food comes from, and how to work together to accomplish a big project. Vogel-Wetmore School is a great place to grow!”
For more information about 5210, please contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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