Community spirit grows from school garden

Photo by Richie Ann Ashcraft—Wingate Elementary School students fill the raised bed of a garden with dirt in May, hoping to grow vegetables, though their first crop was meager for their goal of supplying the school cafeteria. The garden has since become a community effort, and the Wingate Garden Committee is raising money for a bigger garden, complete with irrigation system.



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Photo by Richie Ann Ashcraft—Wingate Elementary School students fill the raised bed of a garden with dirt in May, hoping to grow vegetables, though their first crop was meager for their goal of supplying the school cafeteria. The garden has since become a community effort, and the Wingate Garden Committee is raising money for a bigger garden, complete with irrigation system.

What started as a way to show Wingate Elementary students the food-growing process has turned into a community effort to build a kid-friendly garden that will supply vegetables to the…




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