Thursday, August 30, 2012

Colony History Garden at the Alaska State Fair

On August 25 teachers from Machetanz Elementary School visited us in the Wineck Barn at the Alaska State Fair to tell us about the Colony History Garden they planted at the school this year. They built ten raised 10'x4' beds, and planted vegetables and flowers originally planted by the Matanuska Colonists in 1935.  The garden helps them teach history, agriculture, science, math, and other subjects, as well as teachng the students about community. The beautiful produce they are raising will help the students eat healthier food, and they are also sharing their bounty with the local food bank.