Martha's Table's first season cultivating the school yard garden was a success! Students were able to plant, cultivate, harvest and learn about the plants and herbs. We had plenty of visitors to our garden including, Sam Kass, White House Chef and Alice Waters, Chef, Author of Edible School Yard Garden and head of the Chez Panisse Foundation. This past November, the Obama Family visited Martha's Table. They were not able to see the garden but Mrs. Obama expressed interest in coming back to see out progress.
Martha's Table staff and kids prepared the garden for winter to create a successful school yard garden next season. We planted Winter Rye. This is a great cover crop that minimize winter soil erosion, add two seasons of plant growth for soil improvement in one year, and increase beneficial microbiological activity through plant growth in poor soils.
We can not wait to show you the progress this coming spring.
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