Welcome to Sebastian's Garden!
The St. Sebastian School Garden is an outdoor classroom and garden and was established in May, 2011. Our garden is located on the Parish grounds, adjacent to Byrider Hall. The goal is to provide students and teachers with a unique learning environment – one in which the principals of gardening/farming, environmental science and entrepreneurship can be cultivated.
The Garden’s 2014 growing season is underway. The garden saw some changes this spring. The grass was removed and gravel was put down to help with overall maintenance and appearance. Also, a larger committee has been formed to work out the many details of keeping a large school garden going. Also this Spring, many of the school children visited the garden to explore, prep, study, plant and weed. Currently the garden is growing:
lettuce, carrots, parsnips, swiss chard, kale, collards, onions, yellow squash, butternut squash, cucumbers, zucchini, gourds (for drying), pumpkins, okra, beans, eggplant, brussel sprouts, peppers, tomatoes, sunflowers
cilantro, parsley, dill, mint, lavender, oregano, lemon verbena, sage
zinnias, cosmos, butterfly weed and wildflowers
NEW: During the Summer of 2014, the Committee introduced an “Adopt a Week” program where families signed up to take care of the garden for a specific week. This is an important role because the summer is prime growing season and gardens needs lots of TLC during these schooless months!
Contact for Sara Wyszynski for questions, suggestions or to get involved.