School Harvest Party

Arlington Hills closed up its garden season with a harvest party.  Students from our advanced ESL class, wrote recipes, planned and organized cooking teams, and cooked a meal for around 100 people! Other classes assisted with vegetable harvest, banquette set-up, and clean-up.  Our preschool children sang an apple song and the school participated in Bingo fun!  Dishes from around the world were sampled and enjoyed.  To date, our school garden has yielded over 580 pounds of produce!  That is the equivalent of 2 black bears, one female zebra, almost 4 deer, 116 chickens, 240 squirrels, or 4,384 eggs!

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Harvest Season

Proof of our hard work in the garden this summer came in the form of 570 lbs of produce (and counting)! Now all that’s left to do is to reap the benefits and prepare for our Harvest Party this Thursday. Stay tuned for photos of the good food and company that are to come!


“To dream a garden and then to plant it is an act of independence and even defiance to the greater world.” – Stanley Crawford

Eura came back to Open Door today and was so happy to see how big all the plants have grown! She was amazed by how tall the okra became and how beautiful the flowers looked. Great job to all the teachers and students who have helped to create such a lovely and fruitful garden!