This year, Camp Fletcher celebrated Earth Day by planting the garden! Under the direction of Brandon, the Operations Director at Camp Fletcher, volunteers from the Camp Fire Alabama office spent the entire day in the garden. It was a lot of work, but everyone had a great time helping out. We could not be more excited about all of the produce the garden will yield this summer!
Most of our plants came from the University of Montevallo Organic Garden, and we are so thankful to them for their help and support! We purchased more than 90 plants from their plant sale, including a variety of tomatoes, squash, cucumber, and basil. We also planted bell peppers, corn, okra, green onions, pole beans, carrots, and chives from seeds, as well as a few plants of zucchini and eggplant. We have a large variety planted in the garden this year, and we’re looking forward to launching the garden curriculum during summer programs.
Spending the day outside in the sun was so much fun, and we know our volunteers had a great time working with one another, planting and enjoying the nice weather. If you are interested in spending a day at Camp Fletcher volunteering in the garden, do not hesitate to contact us! As our garden begins to grow, we will need lots of help maintaining and harvesting, and this is a great opportunity for individuals or groups of all kinds – from families to church groups and more! If you would like to learn more about the education garden, click here.