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Green Thumbs Up For Organic Edible Garden

According to the SCA’s Planet Manhasset, work has begun on its organic edible garden. On March 16, Planet Manhasset parent and student volunteers, physical education teacher Ms. McDonough, Junior Girl Scout Troop 500 and members of the Green Club began the first step of the process by weeding the gardens at both the elementary and the middle/high schools.

Three organic gardens will be installed for students to use as “outdoor classrooms.” A little snow did not deter the hard-working volunteers from spending the afternoon getting the gardens ready for planting.

In addition, Frank Hefferin, owner of Hefferin Tree Service of Port Washington, generously donated his services to Planet Manhasset’s efforts to refurbish the Arnie Sims Memorial Garden at the secondary school. His crew pruned several trees, removed shrubs and donated mulch to help beautify the Memorial Garden, which is adjacent to the future site of the school’s vegetable garden. Sims said, “After all the work we’ve done cleaning up the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it is a pleasure to contribute our services to a garden that students will benefit greatly from and enjoy in the future.” His generosity is much appreciated by Planet Manhasset. If you would like to hear more about how Manhasset is joining the nationwide movement to reconnect young people to the earth and learn about growing their own food, please contact Planet Manhasset at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .