Stepson was the ring leader along with his cronies to build a sustainable vegetable garden project at his elementary school.  You will be as delighted as I was with how amazing it turned out.  Here’s the before and after…

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Stepson came home and announced he had a garden project to do at school.  Stepson and his buddies wanted to build a sustainable vegetable garden for the school.  They were the ring leaders in making it happen.  This is the space – it was originally grass, and one of the father’s helped to till the dirt for planting.

 

A 12 Year-Old's Garden Project by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The entire class took part in planting.  The kids had so much fun!  I don’t post any pictures of minors on my blog or social media, but I did want to capture a few pictures of the class making it happen.  We transferred some strawberries from our garden at home, and planted pumpkin, cucumber, and lettuce seeds.

 

A 12 Year-Old's Garden Project by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

After everything was planted, the kids had fun watering the garden to give it some much needed water to grow.

 

A 12 Year-Old's Garden Project by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

They also made garden stakes from paint sticks.

 

A 12 Year-Old's Garden Project by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Do you remember the episode of Parenthood where Julia helped the kids plant the garden and everything died and she “re-planted” live plants so the kids thought they actually grew?  I’m not saying it’s what I thought would happen… but I have to admit that I did have a few doubts.  Yeah… so… the exact opposite happened.  The garden exploded…. and that is an understatement.

 

A 12 Year-Old's Garden Project by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The kids had to give a presentation to the principal before making all of this happen, and they were all proud of their efforts.  I asked Stepson why he thought about building a garden and he said that he and his other buddy both had vegetable gardens at home and they thought it would be a good idea.

 

A 12 Year-Old's Garden Project by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Needless to say, I’ve been helping to take care of the garden over the summer, and we’ve been enjoying the fruits… er… vegetables of all of the kid’s labor!  Hello summer salad!

 

A 12 Year-Old's Garden Project by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The pumpkins are going wild!  I think the class needs to have a reunion at the beginning of the school year with some homemade pumpkin pie.

 

A 12 Year-Old's Garden Project by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I love pumpkin.  It’s one of my favorite foods.  Can’t wait to pick these!

 

A 12 Year-Old's Garden Project by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

While we were there watering, weeding, and harvesting the one day, the bees were in their full glory covered in pollen.

 

 

A 12 Year-Old's Garden Project by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Here’s some of our harvest…

 

A 12 Year-Old's Garden Project by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

We are all very proud of Stepson and his buddies and the entire class for making this garden happen.  It will be a space that the kids can plant vegetables for years to come.

Love, hugs, and growing in life and learning.

Holly

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