Hanna Perkins Butterfly Garden

hershey foundation Hanna Perkins Butterfly GardenThe Hanna Perkins Butterfly Garden – Gift of the Hershey Foundation is a learning garden for students at Hanna Perkins School, and provides food during the season for their school lunches.

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Students participate in the care, harvest and preparation of their food, which is served each day in a family-style lunch. In 2012, the Hanna Perkins Butterfly Garden – Gift of the Hershey Foundation contributed about half of the vegetables used in the Hanna Perkins kitchen.

A small area of the garden also has been set aside to serve as a a community garden, with families from the neighborhood and surrounding communities leasing their own plots for a nominal fee. The lease includes regular watering and basic support for overall gardening activities.

For more information about how to acquire a garden plot for 2013, e-mail Laura Cyrocki.

 

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