What started out as a blank slate turned into a thriving summer garden with the help of the Farm Manager, Damon Coelho, volunteer Pitman High School teacher Laura Brem, and four high school student workers:
Jacob Aguilar, Carolyn Boster, Jake Dallas Climer, and Armando Herrera-Velarde. After putting in long hours and fighting heat, weeds, and bugs, the garden it is now ready for students of all ages to visit and learn about the numerous vegetables and fruits that thrive in our Central Valley's climate. Students can also enjoy the rows of annual and perennial flowers that help to draw in hummingbirds, bees, and beneficial bugs. Soon, with summer drawing to a close, the pumpkins, winter squash and green beans will be ready for harvest and fall vegetables will be planted. The garden is a year-round learning destination, which will bring science to life for our students in Turlock Unified School District.
Summer Plants: Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, watermelon, zucchini, okra, strawberries, lettuce, corn
Fall Plants: Carrots, pumpkins, lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, peas
Thank you "Garden Volunteer" Laura Brem for all your hard work this summer helping bring this amazing garden to life!