In the beginning, the Shelter Island School Garden began with a ground breaking and in a short two seasons has come a long way. Now the district hopes to share in a grant that would help all such projects here and throughout the North Fork. (Credit: JoAnn Kirkland)
Sometimes the fertilizer needed to help a garden grow is green: the color of the money used to purchase seeds, gardening supplies and the educational materials students need to learn what works and what doesn’t.
School districts from Riverhead to Orient and Shelter Island combined forces recently to seek $100,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School program to enhance their educational garden programs. (more…)
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These asparagus spears are ready to deploy.
We may not all agree on 4-posters or irrigation systems or where to get the best scones, but here on Shelter Island there is consensus on the subject of the weather from January until a few weeks ago.