It’s easy to let the cold, gray days of January get you down, but take heart! Spring will be here faster than you realize. That said, it’s time to start thinking about what to plant this spring.
While some of us enjoy garden planning as a solitary endeavor, don’t keep this activity to yourself. School and community projects require community and buy-in, and getting all parties excited about what to grow (and where) is essential if you want the garden to thrive.
Let the students pick something fun to grow; the teachers something that ties into lesson plans; a few items that the food pantry can really use… you get the idea. I’ve learned from experience that kids like tending to “my tomato plant” or “my zucchini squash” and I think that really can be said for all of us. Remember, happy growers are happy weeders.