Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Youth

March 28, 2012

Free teen gardening workshop starts May 1

-- — As springtime nears, so do the educational opportunities for students to plant, cultivate, grow and consume locally grown vegetables through the Batesville High School Farm to School program, said associate principal  Andy Allen.

The program was created by the Batesville Community School Corp. Farm to School Committee and is now entering its third year of production. 

Project coordinator Kathy Cooley along with a dedicated group of students, parents and volunteers constructed raised beds on BHS grounds, which were filled with locally donated compost, mulch and cardboard. 

As they gain experience and enjoy the benefits of locally grown vegetables and native Indiana flowers, the long-term vision of program leaders is branching out to the Batesville Primary School campus.

Believing in the Farm to School program, BPS second-grade teacher Vicki Heil has agreed to bring the Bulldog Garden project into her classroom activities. Entering the second year of production, students there are enjoying the many educational benefits of working within Mother Nature and watching their plants grow. 

The learning suitable for elementary students is based on recommendations from Granny’s Garden School in Loveland, Ohio (www. grannygardenschool. com).

Cooley, a Margaret Mary Community Hospital dietitian, is the leader of both BPS and BHS projects.  According to Allen, “Cooley is passionate and committed to supporting locally grown produce and to expanding awareness of the benefits provided through locally supported food sources.” 

To further grow the program, Cooley and MMCH will be hosting two workshops.  The first is a Green Teen  Garden Workshop on three Tuesdays, May 1, 8 and 15, from 4-5:30 p.m. at the BHS greenhouse and garden.  

The purpose of this workshop is to generate interest and skills in gardening at home and school.

The free program is aimed at students in grades 7-10. The goal is to include several students from each  of the area school corporations. Interested teens should contact  Ashley Morris at 933-5257 or ashley.morris@mmch.org.

Text Only
Youth
  • 10-year 4-H members Forty Ripley County 4-H’ers have achieved the milestone of becoming 10-year members: Kiersten Abel Parents: Tricia and Scott White and David and Jen AbelClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Goats and photographyFavorite Project: Photogr

    July 25, 2014

  • Area principals take part in leadership institute Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education kicked off the 2014-16 Indiana Principal Leadership Institute July 17 with more than 100 Hoosier principals in attendance, according to a news release.Area educators participating in the class are

    July 25, 2014

  • Ivy Tech faculty members recognized Ivy Tech Community College has selected 14 members of its faculty to receive the annual President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction, according to a press release.In a tradition that began in 1983, one faculty member from each of the college’s 14

    July 25, 2014

  • Many BHS grads earn scholarships Batesville High School students were presented with scholarships at the annual Senior Awards Program May 21 from schools and organizations that chose to present at that time. There were many other scholarships awarded to seniors that were not distrib

    July 25, 2014

  • ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS West Virginia UniversityParker Blessing, Batesville, has been named to the president’s list at West Virginia University for the spring 2014 semester. He received this honor by achieving a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. Blessing also graduated at th

    July 22, 2014

  • sch - bv071514 - Brelage scholarship Dreyer awarded nursing scholarship Margaret Mary Health officials, in conjunction with the Ripley County Community Foundation, have awarded the 2014 Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship to Madison Dreyer, Batesville. The 2011 Batesville High School graduate, who is pursuing a nursing

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • sch - bv072214 - Bourquein, Dennis Bourquein is IRTA president-elect The Indiana Retired Teachers’ Association president-elect is Dennis Bourquein, Batesville.He also is IRTA Legislative Committee chair. Bourquein served as IRTA Area 8 director from 2006-10 and has been an IRTA Public Relations Committee member for fo

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Private College Week July 21-25 Students, parents and others interested in the college selection process are invited to tour one or more of Indiana’s 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universities Monday-Friday, July 21-25, to experience the personality of each campus through info

    July 18, 2014

  • Ivy Tech offers new programs The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved new programs within the Ivy Tech Community College School of Computing and Informatics. The Lawrenceburg and Madison campuses will offer two new programs this August, server administration and

    July 18, 2014

  • IUPUC adds new concentration The Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus Division of Business is launching a new concentration in health services administration as part of its undergraduate curriculum. Required courses will be offered beginning with the start of fall class

    July 18, 2014