Number of Participants: 120
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $2,028
Event Type: Environment
Date: September 27, 2019
Denton Avenue School has a garden that grows in the courtyard and serves those far beyond it. Through the efforts of staff members, students and families, produce is harvested and donated to those in need while also providing a hands-on educational experience.
This charge is led by teachers Sharon Judge and Christopher Lodise, who oversee the garden’s maintenance. Every spring, Fifth grade classes pair with students from Grades K-4 to plant vegetable, flower, and herb gardens as part of their studies on science and ecosystems. Throughout each summer, volunteer students and parents, along with Ms. Judge, tend to the garden multiple times per week. They weed and water the soil beds and pick vegetables and herbs.
Supplies were provided through a grant from the Herricks Community Fund as well as donations from teachers. The fresh produce has been donated to Huntington Station Food Pantry through Long Island Cares.
Photo Caption: Students at Denton Avenue School plant seeds and help maintain a garden that provides produce to a food pantry.
Photo Courtesy of Herricks Public Schools