Richardson Park Elementary School

School Nurse Cathy Whelton is the Garden Coordinator and the driving force behind raising money and generating staff enthusiasm to start the garden program, which started in spring of 2012. 


With the help of HFHK, Cathy received funding from Lowe's Toolbox for Education and Whole Kids to build the garden.  Cathy has written grants to support many health initiatives at the school, including Girls on the Run. 


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Second graders work on cleaning up the garden after the harvest has been completed.





After garden debris is pulled out of the ground, it goes into the compost bin.  The compost will be added back to the garden soil in the fall.