Cardinal O’Connell Middle School

Students busy planting at the Cardinal O'Connell.

Students busy planting at the Cardinal O’Connell.

Cardinal O’Connell School Garden
21 Carter Street

Date of Completion: Spring 2016
Number of Beds: 5
Key Funders: MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Key Project Partners: FoodCorps, YouthBUILD, American Training, Inc

Garden Programming: FoodCorps: 8 hours every week

About The Project: From the beginning, the Cardinal O’Connell School Garden has been an incredible group effort with our community partners at YouthBUILD helping to build the garden beds, students filling the beds in record time, administration and teachers watering the garden despite no outdoor water spigot, and American Training assisting with maintenance during the summer. MCG’s FoodCorps Service Member leads a Garden Club year round for interested students where they learn technical gardening skills, planning a garden, budgeting for a garden, and how to cook with harvested produce.