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Roxbury’s Little Green Thumbs Grow


Roxbury’s Little Green Thumbs Grow


ROXBURY, NJ (July 27, 2017) – Roxbury’s youngest population had a chance this summer to watch their hard work grow into some yummy fruits and vegetables in the Roxbury Community School’s Garden Club for Preschool through fourth grade at Kennedy and Nixon School. 

These hands-on camps allowed children to learn gardening basics, techniques, and practical skills for gardening in the spring and summer. Participants harvested some lettuce and other veggies to bring home to their families during their time at camp along with tips on gardening and composting at home! 

Summer is a time to watch plants flourish, maintain crops, plant a second crop rotation, and harvest produce such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and more! Students helped provide proper nourishment, water, and cultivation to ensure a great harvest! 

When they weren’t working in the garden, they were working on small projects to add to the garden like painted rocks and scarecrows.


PHOTOS ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury Community School)

- Bean Tee Pee (pictured left to right): Brody Glazer (Gr 4), Dylan Olmstead (Gr 4), Giuliana Abate (Gr 1), and Vance Glazer (Gr K)

- Giuliana Abate (Gr 1) gets to harvest lettuce

- Samantha Wyckoff (Gr K) with the tomato plants

- Samantha Wyckoff (Gr K) and Kaitlyn Grassi (Gr K) planting some tomato plants

- Steven Wyckoff (Gr PreK) working in the compost pile

- Vance Glazer (Gr K) planting seedlings



For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School coordinator Ann Rhodes at or 973-584-7699.



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