Lakeridge students harvest vegetables from their school’s garden to donate to Youth and Family Services. The garden club started in 2013. Photo courtesy of Nancy Weil

Lakeridge garden club harvests community

  • Mon Jun 19th, 2017 2:00pm
  • Life

Garden Club students at Lakeridge harvested their first round of donations for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services’ new refrigerated pantry on June 5, including a dozen heads of lettuce, six bundles of kale and many bouquets of rosemary and thyme.

The partnership between the garden club and MIYFS was inspired by the student council’s involvement with the WE Day organization. Their mission is to help teach kids to shift their focus from “me” to “we” and work to help others.

 

The Lakeridge garden has 17 beds and many varieties of plants. Photo courtesy of Nancy Weil

The first donation of produce from the Lakeridge student Garden Club to the MIYFS food pantry. Photo courtesy of MIYFS Foundation