Farmer Days at Needham's School Garden 2016

Needham's School Garden is planted! Thank you to all local farmers who came out and planted each garden bed with students.

We sowed seeds, transplanted baby plants, searched the garden for beneficial insects and created a garden wishing tree. Way to go students, teachers, volunteers and farmers!


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The Garden Project and Needham Elementary School would like to give a spacial thanks to this year's local farmers: Max Kirks of High Pine Produce, Stacey Carlson of Twin Buttes, Shari Fitzgerald the founder of The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado, and Daniel Fullmer of Tierra Vida Farm. We love connecting local farmers with kids around food! We look forward to providing the Needham Elementary cafeteria with fresh, nutritious food straight from the garden. 

Farmer Days would not be possible without our loving and dedicated volunteers! Thank you Bett Clark, Becky Turner of Zia Taqueria, Jen Mullin, Patsy Walker, Caleb Armijo, Ken Marchand, and Lori Walters. 

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Interested in volunteering with The Garden Project for events like Farmer Days and more? Sign up here: Volunteer!

Now we need YOUR help to keep our school garden growing over the summer. There will be weekly workdays at Needham's School Garden beginning Thursday, June 9th through July 7th.

Workdays will begin again after our Jr. Gardeners Summer Camp (Click here for more information and registrations) on Thursday, August 4th and August 11th. 


All workdays are from 10am to 12pm. Show up ready work with gloves, hat, sunscreen, water and clippers if you have them. Groups larger than 5 wanting to participate in workdays, please contact


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