On Saturday, October 20, Miner hosted a “Fall in Love with the Garden” playdate in the Peace Garden. Family, student, and volunteer participation was beyond expectation and we wish to thank everyone who came out to have fun and even do a bit of work around the garden.
Students and families enjoyed exploring the garden, decorating pumpkins, painting signs, tasting apples, and planting fall crops. Garden improvement was a major focus of the day as well. Volunteers from Howard University did some weeding and cleanup, and began constructing a new planting bed. Miner parent volunteers removed the old chain link fence and gate and replaced it with a much more welcoming “white picket fence.” Miner students even got in the spirit of service and prepped materials for various signage that will be installed around the garden soon.
We’re so appreciative of the support from the dozens of students, parents, and volunteers who participated. We’d especially like to thank the following:
The Peace Garden has never been in such great shape, and we’re excited at the opportunities the garden program can bring to Miner’s students!