Last week the garden beds at the Hoehl Family Building were alive with activity. It was the 6th Annual Lemonade for Plants Swap. The concept is very simple. Parents, caregivers, Lund employees, guests, neighbors, and friends brought seedlings, tools and seeds for the garden and received delicious homemade lemonade in exchange. Over 70 plants for the preschool/high school garden were collected this way.
Planting and maintaining the garden over the summer is a joint project between the preschoolers and the students at New Horizons Education Program. “We are working on a partnership between the two programs,” says Kent Huntoon, preschool teacher. “The students are learning alongside each other about how to live a more sustainable lifestyle and grow nutritious food.” Students in both programs will harvest the food over the summer and will be put to good use in meals and snacks at LECP, and in cooking classes at New Horizons.
Working together, understanding how food comes to the table and being outside in the beautiful very start of the Vermont summer – what could be better?