My summer goals upon joining Jackson’s Garden and the Sheridan community were to help develop a Kid’s Club for the youth in the area and to help maintain the garden’s productivity. With the help of the wonderful volunteers at the garden, I feel that I am on my way to accomplishing both of these goals. When I first arrived, everyone was in a mad rush to get everything planted, so I was thrown into the mix from the very beginning.
|Jackson's Garden on a sunny day|
Developing the Kid’s Club at the garden has been my main focus. This involves helping them plant and maintain their own garden and creating lesson plans and activities centered around gardening. My hope is that by making their time in the garden both fun and educational, they might live healthier and more productive lives. From child prodigy Sawyer, whose weed torturing techniques have the weeds thinking twice about entering the garden, to brilliant entrepreneur Christopher, who will leave no question unasked of strangers while working at the farm stand, I have learned many things during my time here.