Foothills Elementary School has maintained a school and community garden since the idea was hatched in 2011.
Students get the opportunity to not only plant vegetables and flowers in the spring, but they also get to harvest what they grow the next fall.
The school also uses the garden as an outdoor classroom to teach students about the life cycle of plants.
The garden is home to a variety of flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Carrots, radishes, beats, green beans, corn, sunflowers, and wild flowers just to name a few.
During the summer months, when students aren’t in school, local community members that have their own garden beds to take care of are assigned a student garden to tend as well.
The school will begin its harvest sale on Oct. 17, 2018 from 4:00-8 p.m., and again on the 18th from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. They will have pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn and flower arrangements available at the school.