OAKLAND — Twenty students from Messalonskee High School’s Greenhouse Garden Club went to the Atwood Elementary School to help end childhood hunger on Global Youth Service Day last month. The students constructed six raised garden beds, then visited primary classrooms to start vegetable seeds to put into the raised beds as the weather gets warmer. Funding for this project is a result of a Sodexo youth-led grant written by Kristy Prelgovisk along with money from the Maine Commission for Community Service. Materials were purchased at Home Depot along with a Walmart donation, some of the seeds were donated by Johnny’s Selected Seeds.

Planting Information was sent home with the elementary students in hopes they will create their own backyard garden this summer.

The Greenhouse Garden Club is raising money to build a greenhouse at Messalonskee High School with outdoor raised garden beds for community use. Donations are welcome.

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