Sharing The Fruits Of Their Labor

If you dig something up from the soil on Mars, is it still called “unearthing”? FlexSchool students dug into this and other fun debates as they dug for crops they’d planted in the spring on a recent FlexFriday service day.

Harvesting potatoes is surprisingly fun: First you use a spading fork to gently rock the plant back and forth to loosen the roots. Then you search through the soil for potatoes. There’s a little thrill when you spot one – almost like an Easter egg hunt. 

And it’s even better when it’s for a great cause: Everything we grow at the Pleasantville Community Garden goes directly to local food pantries. 

We can’t think of a nicer way to spend a gorgeous autumn afternoon!