School, church partner in Garden of Thunder project
The gardens at Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School are being tended in partnership with St. John’s United Church in what’s being dubbed the Garden of Thunder program. Church and school community members have refurbished the beds to make room for vegetables, which at harvest time will be set out in front of the church for anyone who wants to collect them, similar to a church initiative last summer. It is expected the garden project will continue into the fall, hopefully incorporating students when they return to class in September. Principal Mark McCain reported a rare Weir sighting when the retired teacher returned to the school with his rototiller, hammer and shovel to fix some of the raised beds and clear a patch of soil for a row of sunflowers beside the gardens.