New Roots Garden had about 125 people for this year’s Blessing of the Worms. The officiant was Kelvin Jones from the First Baptist Church of Capeville.
During the event, the children who participated in the garden shared what they love most about the garden, noting, “harvesting cherry tomatoes and seeing how many actually get in the bucket instead of the belly”; “counting money at the farm stand”, “planting carrots”, “weighing what we harvest”
Fun Facts about worms posted around the garden
Worms can eat their weight each day!
The largest earthworm measured 22 feet!
In 1 acre of land there can be over 1miilion worms!
There are over 6,000 kinds of worms!
Worms have no arms, legs, or eyes!
Even though worms doe not have eyes – they can see light!
Worms can live up to 8 years!
Giving Tree Wish List
Healthy snacks ($10 and $20 donation amounts) SEVERAL PURCHASED BUT MORE WOULD BE OK.
Clip Boards ($5)
new weed whacker ($100)
new scale for farm stand ($30)
new tent ($100) or more market umbrellas (???) name tags ($25)
sponsor a plant for the butterfly garden (make a $10, $15, $20 donation amounts).
outdoor large thermometer/Humidity Gauge ($10)
weather vane ($20)
children’s compasses ($20)
magnifying glasses ($30)
books (make a $10 donation amounts)
hummingbird feeders ($15)
Shepard hooks ($20)
Paint for the puppet theater ($100)
Additional raised beds (lower ones) $500 each
Elevated Raised beds ($400)
Spring Garden Club kicks of May 5th 5-6:30 and will happen every Thursday until June 2nd, Summer program will start after school is out.