Something Good in the World

Sep 19, 2013

Something Good in the World is a farm-based educational program from Cortlandt Manor, New York that focuses on sustainability and they recently signed up for a Woolly School Garden. They are trying to get their Woolly garden fully funded so they can hang Woolly Pockets on their 6,000 sqft area of the Children’s Peaceful Garden for next summer. Please help their school by donating here. And here is a precious story they shared with us —

Something Good in the World’s farm-based educational programs focus on sustainability, and Woolly Pockets are one of the most sustainable gardens we have ever found! Our Children’s Peaceful Garden, located at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown, NY, is enjoyed by children and families of all ages, every day of the year. In the summer, our native, perennial gardens serve as outdoor classrooms for the children and teachers. This year, we added three Woolly Pockets, because we wanted to be able to demonstrate for suburban and urban dwellers alike, how you don’t need whole fields in order to be a farmer! We used recycled materials of all kinds to grow our organic veggies in this summer: old wheelbarrows, old plastic pots, bags, anything that could be filled with soil, nutrients, seeds, and starts. This summer, we harvested more vegetables than ever before! The Woolly Pockets were filled with salad greens, chard, and edible flowers, like violas and nasturtiums. It’s fall now, and our recycled gardens are still growing and producing basil, kale, strawberries, chard, lettuce, borage, calendula, and more! It’s amazing! We would love to add Woolly Pockets to surround the entire 6,000 square foot area of the Children’s Peaceful Garden for next summer. The drip irrigation system would make a huge difference, as we water all of our gardens this way already. The most wonderful thing about this project is that anyone can do it in their own backyard, and grow organic food inexpensively and easily. It’s win-win-win!

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