We’ve been working on a very special project for quite some time and we were looking forward to rolling it out in school. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has delayed it. But we are hoping that with your help, we won’t have to delay it much longer.
In March, Redeemer CDC received a grant to start “Project Bloom,” a farm-to-preschool garden initiative. The grant was given to us by Thrivent, an insurance and financial company serving Christians and their families. We built five raised garden beds with the help of two amazing church members, Richard Gregory and D.C. Motley. Each bed has drip irrigation running to it on a timer to water our plants consistently.
Here’s the problem: because we chose to close our doors, we didn’t get to the planting part.
Our planting was scheduled to start in April, which of course got postponed by COVID-19. But just because we can’t start seeds in our classrooms, doesn’t mean Redeemer’s kids can’t garden! Cups of soil and seeds will be available for pickup in front of the CDC entrance behind the brick wall. Families are encouraged to stop by and pick up a few cups to start growing at home. You can plant your seedlings in your own home garden (more about that in Friday’s blog), or bring them back up to school to plant in our raised beds. Please contact Caycee Hunter to coordinate school planting (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would love to see pictures of your kids gardening, so please post them on our Facebook page under the gardening video!