Southern Boone Learning GardenBack-to-School Fundraiser

September 1st 8th, 2018

 

The Southern Boone Learning Garden (SBLG) provides multiple programs for Southern Boone school students and is involved in efforts to increase healthy lifestyle options and the overall health of the community of Southern Boone.  You can help by donating needed items, and Ashland’s “Sentinel Lumber & Hardware” has teamed up with the SBLG to make donating easy! 

 

·        Visit Sentinel Lumber & Hardware (1 Industrial Dr.  Ashland, MO) between Saturday 09/01/2018 and Saturday 09/08/2018   Business Hours: Mon – Fri 7:30am to 5pm and Saturday 7:30am to 12:30pm (or) call Sentinel Lumber & Hardware at (573) 657-2164 for credit card purchases.

 

·        Let a staff member know you would like to make a purchase for the “Southern Boone Learning Garden”, and provide him/her with the item(s) and stock number(s).  Sentinel will give you a 10% discount on your purchase, and items will be stored at Sentinel Lumber for delivery to the SBLG following the fundraiser.  Please provide your name/address so that your donation letter may be mailed to you by the SBLG.

 

SOUTHERN BOONE LEARNING GARDEN “WISH LIST”

 50’ Outdoor Extension Cord (436-6472) $46.99                   Straw Bales  $5.75 each

100’ Outdoor Extension Cord (436-9997) $71.79                Garden Seeds          $5 for 10 packets

Weed Block Fabric Cloth (632-0725)   $10.09                      Cedar Mulch            $3.95 per bag

Landscape Fabric Cloth (680-3159)      $6.39                         25’ Garden Hose (239-0193)            $23.59

Outdoor Bird Thermometer (687-4028) $9.89                     50’ Garden Hose (455-0075)             $35.09

9’x9’ Tarp (963-4767)       $12.99                                              Lawn Rake (628-3386) $15.89

16’x20’ Tarp (944-9497) $47.29                                                5-Gallon Buckets (603-5067) $2.09 ea.

5-gallon Water Cooler (693-7296) $25.29                              Zero Garden Hose (239-0177) $38.19

“Dig In” Jersey Gloves (983-3039) $4.09 / pair                      Picnic Table  $300 for one

“Scrubs in a Bucket” (618-1747) $16.19                                 Garden Hand Tool (844-3608) $8.09

Planting Hoe (695-8003) $13.19                                               Garden Hand Tool (846-9272) $6.79

Commercial Trash Bags (219-9818) $13.09                           Garden Hand Tool (846-8928) $10.99

Hose Nozzle Set (699-6243) $22.09                                         Garden Hand Tool (036-5130) $9.19

Harvesting Buckets (590-3927) $5.39                                      Shovel (470-3823) $6.99

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SOUTHERN BOONE LEARNING GARDEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Southern Boone County R-1 School District Garden Teacher  Hope Sickmeier  (L), & SBLG/MO Healthy Food AmeriCorps Garden Educator  Lexi Jose  giving instructions for a Fall 2017 elementary school class.

Southern Boone County R-1 School District Garden Teacher Hope Sickmeier (L), & SBLG/MO Healthy Food AmeriCorps Garden Educator Lexi Jose giving instructions for a Fall 2017 elementary school class.

The wonderful Missouri Foundation for Health grant we've operated under for 5 years is ending, so your support and donations are more important now than ever before. Please help us support the Southern Boone County R-1 School District and their new Garden Teacher, Hope Sickmeier, in their efforts to continue garden-based learning for students here! The Southern Boone Learning Garden nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization must continue to raise funds & provide volunteer support for the current school year for educational and gardening supplies for students and teachers, and to provide garden maintenance support to the school district. Your donations of time, materials, and money will be used for things like plants, tools, compost, 5-gallon buckets and straw, in addition to helping us get the following: a hand-washing/produce-rinsing station, a food processor, a dissecting microscope, a blender, an aerogarden and more! Click HERE for a complete 'Wish List'. And thank you!!!!!

For information about school-day (preschool - high school) Learning Garden programming, please contact Hope Sickmeier at hsickmeier@ashland.k12.mo.us or (573) 657-2145. For information about after-school programs like the Elementary Garden Club & Middle School Cooking Club, Farm to School, the SBLG nonprofit organization, or community programs like the Walking School Bus or the Southern Boone Farmers Market, please contact SBLG Board Chair Ernie Wren at erniewren@gmail.com.

 

 

 We LOVE getting our hands dirty in the Learning Garden. Elementary Garden Clubbers show us how it's done with their Fall 2017 sweet potato harvest!

We LOVE getting our hands dirty in the Learning Garden. Elementary Garden Clubbers show us how it's done with their Fall 2017 sweet potato harvest!

 This program is supported in part by a partnership with between SBLG and the Missouri River Communities Network as part of the Missouri Healthy Food AmeriCorps Program.  The MO Healthy Food AmeriCorps Program is supported by the Missouri Community Services Commission & the Corporation for National Service under AmeriCorps Grant No. 14AFHMO0010015.

This program is supported in part by a partnership with between SBLG and the Missouri River Communities Network as part of the Missouri Healthy Food AmeriCorps Program.  The MO Healthy Food AmeriCorps Program is supported by the Missouri Community Services Commission & the Corporation for National Service under AmeriCorps Grant No. 14AFHMO0010015.

"I think it's wonderful to expose the kids to the vegetables that you can grow.  My son is very stubborn about what he will eat and does not like to try things at home.  My hope is that being around other kids his age who are trying new things will encourage him to do so as well." Kindergarten parent, Southern Boone County Primary School - Fall, 2014

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  Garden Clubber showing off her sweet potato harvesting skills!! 

Garden Clubber showing off her sweet potato harvesting skills!! 

 Garden Clubbers taking good care of their fall crops!

Garden Clubbers taking good care of their fall crops!

Elementary Garden Clubbers learn the basics of gardening and growing food, preparing delicious (and nutritious) snacks, and being informed stewards of the natural world on which we all depend.

Turnips & radishes - oh my! Each Garden Clubber chooses, plants & tends fall crops in their own garden plot. Kids take care of their plots, help each other, & take care of the big garden too - all with help from the Educators and volunteers. Students always take great pride and responsibility in growing food and helping their garden look good! Along the way we do a lot of garden work (weeding, watering, harvesting, pest control, composting, etc.), make garden pizzas & salads, harvest sweet potatoes, and so much more!!

While the school district is now in charge of the school-day classes, the Southern Boone Learning Garden nonprofit organization still operates the after-school Elementary Garden Club. Your donations will provide SBLG with funding needed to continue this wonderful & popular program. Thank you for your support!!!

 Making Garden Pizzas - YUM!!!

Making Garden Pizzas - YUM!!!

 Garden Clubbers harvesting chard & other goodies from the 'field garden'.

Garden Clubbers harvesting chard & other goodies from the 'field garden'.

                                    Fall 2017 Student Recipe Booklet

                                 Fall 2017 Student Recipe Booklet

MIDDLE SCHOOL COOKING CLUB

This four-week program invites students to explore the art and science of preparing healthy, tasty dishes featuring fresh ingredients from the garden. Each meeting provides opportunities to learn about, prepare and enjoy a different course: this semester the weekly themes were breakfast, lunch, supper & dessert! Check out all these amazing meals 6th, 7th & 8th graders made this past semester:

Breakfast (Week 1): Mini-quiches and sweet potato pancakes

Lunch (Week 2): grilled veggie/cheese sandwiches & black-eyed pea w/kale soup

Supper (Week 3): Handmade noodles, salad & salad dressing

Dessert (Week 4): Carrot cakes & homemade ice cream

This Cooking Club is partially supported by generous weekly food donations from the Wonderful Rock Bridge HyVee food store in Columbia - Thank You!!!


our mission

The mission of the Southern Boone Learning Garden is to provide outdoor classroom space and resources; to facilitate fun, authentic learning experiences that challenge students to embrace positive life skills; and to promote collaborative efforts between the Learning Garden, the school district, and the community.

our vision

The vision of Southern Boone Learning Garden is a healthy community in which students and families are actively engaged in the production of good food.

How you can help

Help us by donating your time.

Whether it's as an after-school volunteer with our Elementary Garden Club or Middle School Cooking Club, as a Garden Maintenance volunteer helping water, weed & more on the weekends and breaks, or as a SBLG Board Member or committee member - WE NEED YOU!!! If you're passionate about helping kids, teachers & families learn to grow & eat healthy food, then this is the community organization for you. If you want to help kids and families learn about nature, environmental conservation, & sustainable agriculture, then this is the community organization for you! Check our Volunteer Opportunities to see when and where you can come help us out. Contact SBLG Board Chair Theresa Lackey at theresal@sblearninggarden.org for more information. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Help us by donating supplies.

We've got a running Wish List with supplies we currently need. If you've got school or gardening supplies sitting around with no planned use, consider donating them - we'll put them to good use! Please contact SBLG Board Chair Theresa Lackey for more information. Thank you!

Help us by donating financially.

As is the life of a nonprofit we are in a continual fundraising state. And as much as we would love to completely exist apart from money, there are certain things we just cannot purchase with cucumbers, bok choy, and carrots. Every little bit helps, so if you're interested in making a tax-deductible donation to help this 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization, please visit our Donation page. And thank you!