The Burnsville High School Giving Garden works year-round to grow food that helps support the 360 Communities food shelf and the BHS cafeteria. Students work in the winter to develop garden plans and grow starter plants. In the growing season, members plant and maintain a garden on the BHS campus.
Currently, there is a need for students, parents and community members to volunteer in the Giving Garden over the summer. You can sign up to volunteer one time or every week! If there are no volunteer slots available, you are still welcome to help out!
You can find the Giving Garden summer volunteer sign-up here.
This year, the goal is to harvest and donate 1,000 pounds of produce to the food shelf. In the process, volunteers learn about growing their own food.
"Teaching people about how to grow their own food is part of my personal mission,” said Matt Deutsch, language arts teacher and garden club advisor. “I figure this is a great way to get students involved in learning how to grow their own food and help out with the need at the food shelf.”
Bri Ostoff, youth service coordinator, and Lori Douglas, science teacher, are also advisors.
Please visit the Giving Garden website for more information and to see how much produce is harvested every week