PS11 Farm to Table Group
The PS11 Farm to Table Group: a group of parent volunteers enthusiastic about healthy living and eating. We are interested in teaching our children about where our food comes from, environmental stewardship and farm to table ideas. We maintain the gardens, the edible gardens, tend to the chickens, teach healthy cooking, composting, run the farmer's market and many other exciting programs at our school. We meet regularly on a monthly basis to plan activities for students. Please join us.
The garden is comprised of two areas: a green environment surrounding the playground and a large second floor sunny roof space. Downstairs in the big yard is where the reading garden, butterfly garden, shade gardens, composting area and rainbarrels are found. There are also raised beds growing food and vertical growing edible and flowering plants there. The roof area upstairs holds many self-irrigating containers which grow vegetables and fruits. The students participate in every aspect of the garden accompanied by their teachers, parents and school staff.
Garden grants, the PS11 PTA and volunteers fund garden supplies. We come up with activities that students and teachers can do in the school garden. Garden volunteers also perform maintenance in the garden. For more information about the garden and how to participate, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Volunteer Opportunities:
• Planting seeds with classes
• Regular garden clean-up
• Feeding chickens
• Turning compost
• Weeding and harvesting
• Applying for grants
• Garden planning meetings
• Picking up seeds, bulbs, soil, mulch from Green Thumb and other urban agriculture groups
PS11 Farm Market Season is open June through November
Every Wednesday 8-10am in front of PS11
Our third graders run the market right in front of PS11 selling fresh organic produce from our CSA at Stoneledge Farm.
Join us for our Fall Garden Cleanup Workday
Saturday, November 5th 10am-2pm
Volunteer to help cleanup the garden, plant, paint, and compost. Children are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.
Garden to Cafe Day
Wednesday, September 22
Volunteer in the cafeteria as PS11 students harvest herbs and lettuces they planted in the PS11 garden. Our kitchen staff will prepare the greens for students to taste during lunch.