Project Greenway Update: We are so excited to finally see leaves budding, hear birds chirping and feel soil between our fingers. Spring has sprung and that means we are finally in planting season. After many long months of preparing the garden for vegetation, students have had the opportunity to plant a number of different vegetables. We also continue to enjoy cooking lessons with Brian Quilty, our friend from FoodCorps. As the weather continues to warm, our students will have the opportunity to participate in a walking program and will receive incentives for walking to and from school. We are also looking forward to our Health & Wellness Day on April 22 when we will hold a Community Garden Dedication Ceremony.
Our Partners: There are many people to thank for helping make Project Greenway such a huge success. We are so grateful for their involvement and dedication to teaching students how to live a healthy, active lifestyle.
National Park Residents & School Employees- Borough Councilwoman Anne Marie Henry, Mayor Mark Cooper, Green Committee Members Janet Butler (and project photographer), Jim Butler & K’leen Cucugliello, National Park Public Works Department Jimmy Walker and Crew, Superintendent of Utility Department Jeff Baker and Crew, Parent Volunteer Aimee Hart, National Park School’s HASA, Gloucester County Community Service, Art Teacher Patti Rossiter, Health/PE Teacher Michael Hink and the amazing staff of National Park School who have committed instructional time to such a worthy project
Family & Community Health Sciences Rutgers Cooperative Extension- Luanne Hughes
Gloucester County Certified Gardeners- Mary Cummings
FoodCorps- Brian Quilty
Cross County Connection- Sean Schweitzer
Gloucester County Department of Health, Senior & Disability Services- Carla Kephart & Ryan Kennedy