School Gardens Continue Bearing Fruit


Plants grow indoors at South Winneshiek. Photo courtesy Melissa Hageman

Area schools have students seeing a bit of growing up close.

A student garden at Turkey Valley is marking eight years.

The project is planted every year by the fourth graders, according to Robyn Vsetecka.

The garden is for the cafeteria “…and for snacks in the classroom,” said Vsetecka. “We grow potatoes potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, and flowers (the kids decorate vases and fill with flowers for homecoming but this year we are going to deliver them to the teachers...) we also have [a few other items]. Lilly [Jensen] from [Winneshiek County Conservation] comes out and does writing and science classes with them too.”

Read more in the October 2 edition of the Calmar Courier.