Sara Swanson

Public invited to tour school gardens

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Klager elementary students harvested 40 pounds of produce on July 24th, as part of summer camp. They picked raspberries, tomatoes, peppers, radishes, green beans, zucchini, summer squash, kale and broccoli. Many of the plants were started from seed in March by preschool students and planted in late May by Klager students. Photo courtesy of Manchester Wellness Coalition.

One benefit Manchester School District offers is our preschool and elementary school gardens and gardening education. If you are curious about our school gardens or the school and children’s gardens of surrounding towns, you are invited to attend a garden tour. Joining the tour will be representatives from each of the gardens, with the purpose of learning what surrounding gardens are doing, and representatives of 5 Healthy Towns, which sponsors all three gardens.

Ruth VanBogelen working with Manchester pre-school students last spring to start plants for the school gardens. Photo courtesy of Manchester Wellness Coalition.

August 9th
  • Manchester School Gardens: 1 – 2 pm at 405 Ann Arbor Street (Klager Elementary School), Manchester, MI 48158. Continue past the elementary school parking lot to the baseball field. The gardens are across from the field.
  • Intergenerational Garden in Chelsea: 2:30 – 3:30 pm at 512 Washington Street (Chelsea Senior Center), Chelsea, MI 48118. The Intergenerational Garden is adjacent to the Senior Center
August 16th
  • Dexter School Gardens: 1 – 2pm at 2615 Baker Road (Creekside Intermediate School), Dexter, MI 48103. Meet in the north parking lot


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