Garden Update: Successful Grant for Garden and May 4 Family Clean-up!

Hawthorne II and Essex Community Garden News

Calling all families to come out and support the Hawthorne II and Essex Community Garden on Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Our task will be clean up the garden, dig out the existing beds and get the space ready for the students to start adding compost and planting seeds. Please bring your own gloves and gardening tools for the clean up. 

The Hawthorne II – Essex School Garden Committee is very excited to announce that the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) has donated $3,000 towards the development of garden. TD FEF is a charitable organization dedicated to providing funding for grassroots environmental projects across the country. The garden also received a generous donation of organic seeds from the Seeds of Change, an online retailer of certified organic seeds, organic seedlings, and gardening tools and supplies. Thanks to both organizations for their support and donations! Garden design and planning are going to be the key next steps for the committee. Join us for our next committee meeting! Contact Irene Toye-Nakamura at if you’re interested in joining.