2022 was a great year for our CLASS garden. Thanks to the hard work of CLASS members, staff, and our volunteer Master Gardener, Ken Dwenger, this past spring and summer was one of the best years yet. We were able to grow and harvest many kinds of vegetables including, corn, kale, cabbage, lettuce, eggplant, squash, peas, rhubarb, tomatoes, and carrots, among other items. Our members learned about canning vegetables and had a great time learning how to pickle some of the vegetables they helped grow and harvest. Much of the vegetables grown and harvested were used during CLASS cooking lessons throughout the summer. Our members ate a lot of salads made from the items from our garden this year! CLASS members also grew herbs in the CLASS greenhouse and were also able to carve pumpkins that were grown at CLASS. We appreciate how much work went into making this year’s garden and greenhouse a success. Our members and staff had fun in the sun, received a lot of fresh air, socialized with their friends at CLASS, and were able to have an experience that showed how much their hard work paid off.

We are already planning for next year’s garden and hope the 2023 harvest will be even better than this year.  We are currently raising funds to to make improvements to the surface garden by adding raised growing beds, automatic irrigation and mulched pathways to make the garden more accessible for our CLASS members.  

Once again, we’d like to thank everyone who helped make the garden a huge success.