Aloma Elementary Garden Gnomes

Aloma Elementary

With the massive renovation underway at Aloma Elementary, the school’s garden club—called Garden Gnomes—had to get creative when it came to planting its garden.

With help from the school’s Healthy School Team, the Garden Gnomes were able to start a new garden using portable grow boxes that can be moved from place to place, according to Healthy School Team Leader Kathy Styron.

The young gardeners raised and harvested a variety of fruits and vegetables, and also developed a worm compost project. At the end the school year, students were able to take home small pots with their choice of seeds so they can continue gardening through the summer.