A new school gardening program is budding at La Senita School. Julie Beyer, coordinator for Little Explorers Preschool Program, and the University of Arizona Mohave County Cooperative Extension and Team Depot are working together to introduce a new crop of kids to gardening.
First Things First funded the program, which was delayed due to changes at the schools but is now proceeding. La Senita preschoolers, Child Care Center, and Special Needs K-5 will participate, beginning their endeavors by planting pumpkins that will be ready in the fall.
Several kids and adults spent Thursday morning building garden beds for each class. Home Depot donated materials. Here, several participants prepare dirt, including Beyer (fourth from left).