School gardens growing all over Albany

This Saturday, April 26, is shaping up to be a big day for gardens at Albany schools.

It’s the first of two spring Family Days in the Garden at Myers Middle School. We’ll be getting ready for the coming growing season from 9 to 11 a.m. Kids and adults alike are more than welcome to join in.  We have some carpentry plans, would like to get some compost turned and no doubt will come up with a dozen more good reasons to get our hands dirty.

But Myers is hardly the only Albany school where gardeners and educators are eager to get planting. Our good friend Susan Fowler is inviting friends to Family Day in the Friendship Garden at Delaware Community School from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the same day.  And a fledgling garden group at Albany High, led by sophomore Liz John, is planning to build several raised beds to get growing going there from noon until 3 p.m.  A big thanks go to the master gardeners of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service of Albany County, who have donated lumber for the project.

Have some time on the 26th and want to make a difference for students in Albany schools? Please lend a hand to one of these great projects.

—Bill Stoneman

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