More photos from the Stafford County Historical Society's
along with some quotes.
It's not as pretty as being there ...
but at least you won't sweat!
Remember that children, marriages
and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
|Barb and Kenny's Yard|
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
This is the quote that Ruth had on her handouts for the day:
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
Earth laughs in flowers.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
|OWLS and Vegetable Gardens at Stafford Schools|
A garden is a grand teacher.
It teaches patience and careful watchfulness.
It teaches industry and thrift.
Above all, it teaches entire trust.
Stafford Schools' STARS after-school program participants and individual classrooms in the elementary school planted their own garden plots. Director Sharilyn McNickle says that children involved in planting and tending the gardens were much more willing to try vegetable wraps prepared by local restaurant owner Jan Turner (The Gathering Place, downtown Stafford) during a chef demonstration.
The school received a Farm to School school gardening mini-grant from Team Nutrition at the Kansas State Department of Education. I had to send photos to Jill, since she's the Team Nutrition director and some of the funds went to her high school alma mater!