Five Star staff and families revive old community garden at Thornton High School

Thornton HS Community Garden

Valarie Almanzar (Parent Engagement Coordinator), Brenda Navarro Guerrero (Secretary at Thornton HS), and several Adams 12 families revived the old garden at Thornton High School this summer. The project offered an outdoor, socially-distanced activity for families and students where they could learn about gardening, spend time together and build a sense of community.

The project also helped students and families learn about what vegetables can be grown in Colorado and promoted healthy eating habits for students and families by harvesting all vegetables grown in the garden to be divided among those who participate.

The garden boasts beets, lettuce, herbs, spinach, kale, cucumbers, peas, bell peppers, tomatoes, jalapenos, a variety of other peppers, watermelon, corn, squash, beans, eggplant, radishes, carrots, and broccoli. Congratulations on a job well done!

- Submitted by Lisle Reed, Whole Child Initiatives Coordinator

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