Teacher Meghan’s class were busy picking and harvesting ripe vegetables in the South Garden. On the menu today are tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, green beans, peas, radishes, and cucumber!  The class brought home over 14 lbs of vegetables today!

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Grocery Shopping in the Garden


Flower Arranging




On Friday, students from the Employment Readiness class picked flowers and made beautiful flower arrangements.  The flowers were given to Arlington Hills Lutheran Church for church service on Sunday. It is a small way to say thank you to our generous church partner.

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Why I like the Garden

My favorite part of the garden is peas because it is good for me. I like okra because it is very nice. I like green beans because good food. I like flowers because is beautiful for the house.  Esther

Students in South Garden

My name is Omar. My favorite part of the garden is tomatoes and green beans because is healthy and I like it so much!

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I like peppers and green beans for dinner. I like okra because I cook for breakfast. I like eggplant and tomatoes for dinner. I like flowers. Sabitri

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I like zucchini. I like eggplant. I like okra. I like green beans. I like tomatoes. Saw Shwe

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My favorite part of the garden is tomatoes. I like tomatoes because I like to eat for dinner. Hsez Eh Paw


My favorite part of the garden is eggplant. I like eggplant because I cook breakfast and dinner. I like to eat. I like to eat okra. Ker Ler


My favorite part of the garden is tomato. I like to eat tomatoes.  I like marigold. Say Ra

Marigold -Say Ra

My favorite part of the garden is green beans because is good and be strong. I like onion because is cooking curry is very good. I like eggplant because is very good fruit. Gay Nay Hser

Zucchini and students

My favorite part of the garden is tomato. I like marigold. I like to eat tomato. I like to eat zucchini. Ta Lah


Working Together

Jessica’s advanced class invited Meghan’s pre-beginning class to do some weeding in the garden recently. The advanced students practiced supervisory skills while pre-beginning students showed us what they know about caring for crops.


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Ready for Picking

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After a Fourth of July break, our students came back to a garden ready for picking!  We harvested over 20 lbs of radishes, peas, broccoli, collard greens, parsley, mint and chives.  The rain and heat has expanded the size of our plants almost overnight.  Snapdragons, marigolds, and zinnias are colorful beacons for the bees and butterflies.