Last spring, all second-grade students at Ellsworth Hill Elementary School attended a presentation on how to plant and grow seeds through the Hudson Garden Club's Green Thumb Program. They were encouraged to plant and care for their gardens during the summer.
Now, as incoming third-graders, they have the opportunity to bring the flowers, vegetables, herbs and crazy critters -- creations made from items found in the garden -- they grew to the Harvest Fair Sept. 13 at McDowell School.
All students are invited to bring in a sample or bouquet of what they grew to be put on display at the entrance of the school. Members of the Garden Cub will be waiting for the students as they get off the bus to help label their contributions to the Harvest Fair. The students given the opportunity to showcase the fruits of their labor and each child will receive a ribbon and certificate stating they are a member of the Green Thumb Club. Children are also invited to send in a picture of themselves in their garden.
You did not have to purchase seeds from the Garden Club to participate in the Harvest Fair. Any garden items grown by the children are welcome.
The entries will be on display throughout the day at McDowell, and parents are invited to stop by during the day to view the arrangements. The children will take the items home with them at the end of the school day.
Contact Bronwyn Pierson at 330-650-1459 or email@example.com for more information or visit www.hudsongardenclub.org under community projects to see pictures from previous fairs.