Teaching + Learning = VISTA!
With our mission to provide educational resources for our members and the greater community, VISTA Gardens was delighted to host two groups of kids in November. Seven scouts from Cub Scout Den 329 and their families toured the garden with members Jos Marks and Jennifer Grebenschikoff. The Cubs tasted some of our vegetable plants, watched the bees and put their hands in the compost piles. They also planted cucumbers in one of our plots.
A week later a group of middle school girls who participate in a start-up group, Girls Rule School, visited VISTA with several of their Moms. Jennifer and Josh helped them learn about the different vegetables, how we power our water supply with solar energy, the value of the bees and butterflies to the health of our garden and all stages of compost production. It was great to see the kids learning where their food comes from and what it takes to grow vegetables and fruits. We hope other kids' groups will visit the garden to help us fulfill our mission to share our knowledge about sustainable and organic gardening. Please enjoy the photos below from the two groups.