Finn Family Garden teaching students and helping the community

by beth on July 26, 2019

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Above: A garden funded through a grant by SEF is doing more than helping kids learn. Over the summer, it’s also helping feed Food Pantry clients. (image from Facebook)

I was looking for a feelgood story to cap off the week. Thanks to Finn School, I’ve got one.

The school posted news from the Southborough Food Pantry about work being done through a grant by the Southborough Education Foundation:

FROM THE SOUTHBOROUGH FOOD PANTRY:
Thanks to a grant Sue Hughes, a kindergarten teacher at Mary Finn School received from the Southborough Education Foundation, the Mary Finn School created a Finn Family Garden. The ten raised beds were divided among the Preschool, Kindergarten and First grade children. The life science standards included planting for all three grades. It was a great hands on experience for the children in planting a vegetable garden.

The other important piece of this garden was giving back to the Southborough community. During the summer months, the produce grown from this garden is being given to the Southborough Food Pantry. Thanks to the work of these young members of our community, the Food Pantry clients are receiving these fresh vegetables. A HUGE thank you to the Southborough Education Foundation for the grant, Sue Hughes for applying for the grant, the teachers and children who planted the garden and to the families who are tending the garden during the summer months.

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