Local Agriculture

Third graders harvest at O'Hara's Mill Homestead

Monday's gardening event with the third graders at O'Hara's Mill Homestead on September 29 was a true delight. They visited O'Hara's Mill Homestead, in Madoc Township to help with the harvest.

"The eighteen children, five girls and 13 boys, scrambled all around our vegetable garden helping us harvest 97 1/2 pounds of squash, beans, chard, kale, onions, tomatoes, etc. for the Food Bank," said gardener Pam Joho. "This brings our total so far this year to 680 pounds."

They harvested from their Three Sisters plots, which they had planted in the spring, and took sunflower heads, corn stalks, beans, pumpkins, squash, etc. back to the school for a display. They then helped rip out the plant residue and cart it over to Ken, our "Mr. Compost", for his demonstration. It was one of the happiest hours in the Heritage Gardens to date!

Find out more about O'Hara's Mill Heritage Garden.