Groundbreaking Ceremony Planned For Garden at Chatham Middle School
A groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the new Chatham Middle School (CMS) Farm to School Garden is scheduled for Thurs., April 21, at 3 p.m., on the right side of the CMS building. In attendance will be the superintendent of schools, CMS principal and vice principal, the CMS Environmental Club students and teachers, CMS PTO representatives and community leaders.
The Chatham community is invited to attend this ceremony, which marks the beginning of a new phase of environmental awareness at Chatham Middle School and the school district. A special thank you will be extended to the Chatham Education Foundation and Whole Foods for funding the garden materials. The labor is being provided by the Environmental Club as well as an Eagle Scout candidate.
District-wide, what started out as separate projects has blossomed into a movement! The School District of the Chathams has adopted “Farm to School.” School gardens have been cultivated at Chatham High School, Milton Avenue School, and Lafayette Avenue School will be breaking ground soon. The CMS garden will not only provide edibles for the cafeteria and cooking classes, but will be an integral part of the school curricula.