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[ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”27″ sortorder=”658,657,652,653,654,655,656″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_pro_masonry” size=”180″ padding=”10″ display_type_view=”default” ngg_triggers_display=”always” captions_enabled=”0″ captions_display_sharing=”1″ captions_display_title=”1″ captions_display_description=”1″ captions_animation=”slideup” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”10000″]The MPS edible garden has been growing for eight years, after Meg Kern approached café manager Mrs. Diane McCullough with the idea for a sustainable garden managed by the students.
Mrs. McCullough worked with Meg to create eight raised beds. Once Meg graduated, Mrs. McCullough continued the work with help from students and teachers. Meg returned after graduation to help tend to the garden and assist Mrs. McCullough in managing the project.
Since 2015, Mr. Mark Crispen, MPS groundskeeper, helped increase the size of the garden. He continues to work with Mrs. McCullough and the students to cultivate the garden and harvest the crops. His knowledge of gardening and landscaping has been invaluable to the success of this project.
In 2016 Mrs. McCullough and Mr. Crispen sponsored a jeans day to benefit the plants and the fence around the garden. In 2017 they hope to buy plants and invest in a greenhouse that Mr. Crispen and Mr. Ed Veit (maintenance) will build.