Last month, Holmes Elementary School held its annual Harvest Social and Garden Tasting event. Hundreds of members of our school community celebrated the start of the school year and enjoyed dishes prepared with vegetables and herbs grown by our children in our organic garden. We are so proud of the success of our organic garden project, currently in its third year, where our students plant, tend and harvest their own vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers.

We are grateful to the generous members of the broader community who turn the fruits of our labors into an amazing feast. Thank you to Cucina Paradiso for delectable veggie pasta, thank you to Holley Court Terrace for scrumptious zucchini cake, and thanks to Trader Joe’s for salad greens and bread.

Your generosity is truly appreciated. Thanks also to our many volunteers, our PTO and Principal Hackmiller.

Julie Brich-Scheuring, Talia Plotkin
Oak Park

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