Authentic Antioch

Growing Plants and People at GLS District #36

Junior Honor Society members Tali Meltzer, 13, Dykota Drije, 13, and Nick Summerfelt, 14, left to right, begin adding plants to the Victory Garden during the annual plant sale and student activity day held at the Grass Lake School District #36.

Future designers Payton Campese, 2, Dylan Campese, 7, and Brady Dietrich, 7, left to right, concentrate on decorating their birdhouses during the annual plant sale and student activity day held at GLS on Saturday, May 6.

Jennifer Patton, left, points out the many tomato varieties to Junior Honor Society member Tali Meltzer, 13, during the annual plant sale at GLS on May 6. Patton, a former GLS graduate, provided the plants for the sale through her family-owned farm, Crooked Pine Farm & Garden, in Antioch.

Abby Bergl, 12, Hailey Caya, 11, Madison Rietschel, 13, and Arlene Pierce, 12, left to right, team up to plant the first of this year's Victory Garden crops at the Grass Lake School District #36 on Saturday, May 6.

Future designers Gavin Dietrich, 2, left, and Payton Campese, 2, concentrate on decorating their birdhouses during the annual GLS plant sale and student activity day on Saturday, May 6.

The Grass Lake School District #36 (GLS), 26177 W. Grass Lake Rd. in Antioch Township held their annual plant and flower pot sale and student activity day on Saturday, May 6. The public was invitied.

The plant sale offered eager gardeners 25 varieties of tomato plants, 13 varieties of peppers, a wide variety of herbs, along with many other plants. The sale also featured painted flower pots from Pots by Sue.

Master Gardener Colette Monahan was also onsite to answer any questions area gardeners had.

Former GLS graduate Jennifer Patton donated the plants for the summer school gardening program through her family-owned farm, Crooked Pine Farm & Garden located between Rt. 59 and Wilmot Rd. on Rt. 173 in Antioch.

To find out more about GLS activities, visit their website at http://gls36.org.

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