With great thanks to Justin Whittle, who just completed eighth grade at and graduated from Myers Middle School, and Myers visual arts teacher Michelle Patka, we are pleased to present a new logo for the Myers Garden Club. Justin’s design, which reflects the spirit of our after-school and summer-time gathering just about perfectly, creates wonderful new opportunities to get word out about our longest-standing gardening-with-kids initiative. And we are delighted. Launched in the fall of 2010, the Vegetable Project’s Garden Club gets Myers students outside and into a bit of nature throughout the year, gently encourages getting hands dirty in our garden, introduces the taste of really fresh greens and so much more that contributes to wellbeing. We know anecdotally and research confirms that these are effective supports for teaching and learning.
Justin’s work was the winning submission in a logo design contest that Ms. Patka organized at Myers this spring. We rewarded him with $50 for his contribution.
Vegetable Project board members and Garden Club volunteer Jenny McErlean (at right in accompanying photo) presented Justin with a $50 check for his creation and contribution. Also pictured (from left) are David Whittle, Justin’s dad; Justin; Gary Nowik, sixth-grade science and Garden Club host; and Michelle Patka.