Rise and Shine shared this newsletter recently.  We wanted to share it.

Scholars are Conservers

and Future Farmers

Rise & Shine scholars know that composting is one of the fastest ways to reduce the trash footprint of our community so they are managing their food scraps to help with their garden.

They have a bucket to collect compost waste from each meal. The scholars take the compost out each day.

They turn the compost and maintain the bins.

This fall they cleaned out the garden spaces and planted some winter vegetables. These beds have been covered to protect them from the winter weather.

Recently the scholars harvested sweet potatoes and are watching broccoli, carrots, and herbs grow.

Plans are underway to build a greenhouse this spring.