With over 400 square feet of growing space, this is a great opportunity for CGA scholars to learn about food, from seed to plate.
Additional plans for the garden will be developed through the PTO Wellness committee, which meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:45 am – 8:45 am at Local Matters office, 633 Parson Ave. All are welcome, including kids.
The garden was made possible by a generous grant from the City of Columbus, administered by the Columbus Foundation, with product from Scotts MiracleGro Company. A school neighbor, Tony Mandator, approached the school about starting a garden and co-wrote the grant proposal with CGA parent, Michelle Moskowitz Brown.
Seeds, plants, and materials were generously donated by the following individuals:
Milan Karcic, of Peace, Love and Freedom Farm, in the Maize-Morse neighborhood.
- You can find Milan’s produce at the Refectory restaurant, Dough Mama Pie and Pastry, by joining his CSA, or purchase directly from him at the Clintonville Farmers’ Market.
Lindsey Norman, of Bootstrap Homestead, in Northland.
- Lindsey’s seedlings and cut flowers will be available for purchase at the Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers’ Market, the Columbus Square Farmers’ Market, and a yet to be named market in South Linden.
Kate Hodges, of Foraged and Sown, in Linden.
- Kate grows annual and perennial herbs, berries, and nuts. You can purchase her seedlings at City Folks Farm Shop, and her seedlings, herbs, flowers, and foraged foods at the Clintonville Farmers’ Market.
Aliena Sword, of Swordscapes, LLC., in Linden.
- Swordscapes is a lawn care company. Their hostas can be purchased at City Folks Farm Shop.
Jodi Kushins, of Over the Fence Urban Farm, in Clintonville.
- Jodi’s produce can currently only be purchased by joining her CSA.
Other donors inlcude:
- Mary Rathke
- Courtney Bethem Phillips
- Maria Cantelmo, and
- Heather Tranquillo.