Mr. Goodreau's Garden Club Amazing Success Story
Newton Math teacher, Mr. Marc Goodreau, his Knight-Time students and the after-school Garden Club are reaping the benefits of last spring’s planting season. Their goal? - To produce one-ton of food to donate to the Salvation Army’s food pantry. The gardeners started 700 seedling plants in Newton’s greenhouse in April. When the seedlings developed enough to transfer, the group planted more than half in the Salvation Army’s garden on Arapahoe Road. The remaining plants were sold in a plant sale with the proceeds going to the Newton Kid Fund. With careful attention and tending through the summer, the garden has yielded 600 pounds of fresh vegetables for the food pantry - and there is more to come. Whole Foods partnered with Mr. Goodreau and his students through the bag refund program and donated $2,350 towards the project.