Starting sweet potato slips at Dan Mills Elementary.

Starting sweet potato slips at Dan Mills Elementary.

Plant the Seed is a proud partner of Dan Mills Elementary this year, as we collaborate with staff and students to develop Growing Leaders, a model after-school program centered in the garden. Delighted recipients of a Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association grant this year, 3rd and 4th grade students in our leadership development club are budgeting, planning, and building new garden beds to expand their school garden into a more meaningful outdoor learning space. So far this year, students have harvested existing beds, planted crops for overwintering, and researched companion and native plantings to attract beneficial wildlife. We look forward to spring, when we will host a family garden workshop and start seedlings for our community. For more information on community events at Dan Mills, visit http://www.danmillspto.org or follow the PTO on Facebook.