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Glenholme Joined the Judea Community Garden

Washington, CT

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Glenholme students Luke R, Andrew P, and Max C transplant green bean seedlings to the grounds of the Judea Community Garden.
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Sarah P and Jessica D enjoy harvesting green beans as part of Glenholme's Community Service Program.
Washington, CT - In this inaugural year of the Judea Community Garden, Devereux Glenholme students enjoyed the opportunity to grow a crop for the garden. During the months of July, August, and September six Glenholme students with varying gardening experience spent several evenings a week working in the Judea Community Garden in Washington, CT. Jessica D, Sarah P, Max C, Andrew P, Luke R, and Richard S demonstrated their talent, excitement and dedication towards this community service project throughout the entire growing season.

Their crop would, in turn, be donated to various groups of people within the community and neighboring towns. Green beans were chosen because they're a reliable plant which grows relatively quick. Glenholme’s green bean project began in the greenhouse where the students planted seeds in trays and in just a few weeks the seedlings were transplanted to the grounds of the garden. Glenholme’s students grew and picked over 100 feet of these quick producing green bean plants. Each week they competed to find the biggest beans and take in the largest bag of beans. It clearly took on an Herculean effort.

The Glenholme green beans were quite plentiful, weighing in at over 135lbs. Green beans were only a portion of the overall garden production; the various crops included tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, eggplant, and others! In the town of Washington, the produce was distributed to families in need and distributed through the town's senior center programs and in New Milford via the Social Services Food Bank.

Those involved with the Judea Community Garden and Glenholme’s green beans found great pleasure working with these enthusiastic students as they improved their gardening skills and made a positive impact on their region through participation in this successful community service project.

Devereux Glenholme is an exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, which offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. Using our effective individualized services, we apply a positive behavior support model focused on development of social skills and lifelong strategies for success. The school’s milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls ages 10-18 and postgraduates. We prepare graduates for continued education in traditional day schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit http://www.theglenholmeschool.org/.
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