“Vendors were quite pleased with Toledo’s first Saturday market of the season. There were lots of customers, good music, and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.”, reported coordinator Tonya Lovell.
New this year is the addition of Toledo High School kids selling the fruits of their horticulture labor at the market. The high school’s hoop house has gone from shabby to productive all in the matter of a few short months under the watchful eyes of Ag/Science teacher John Ball and volunteer extraordinaire Chuck Reynolds. As pointed out by Deidre Dillon, who spearheaded the program, “This is a true testimony to the talent we have here in the greater Toledo area.”
Students have been part of this project since the very first site preparation, hoop house repair, seed sowing and germination, growing, transplanting and now marketing.
It was a fantastic first year for the Toledo School Garden Initiative Program at the high school, and there are still some great starts left for sale such as Tomatoes, chili peppers, spinach and greens. For more information contact John ball at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds support this wonderful initiative.