Knottwood’s Secret Garden for kids

In efforts to teach our school program children more about food, sustainability and gardening, the Knottwood Community League is launching the Secret Garden Project this spring at the Knottwood Community Hall.

What is the Secret Garden Project?
We are looking to build a cold frame area and large beds for growing vegetables on the southside of the community hall. We are also looking to build:

  • Flower beds
  • Trellises for growing flowers and other vegetables
  • Rain collection and storage system
  • A composting system

Through this project, kids will get the chance to learn about where our food comes from, how to grow it themselves, patience, care taking and teamwork.

How you can get involved
We are hoping for the Knottwood Community to be involved in this project. Perhaps you’re handy and can donate a few hours of your time to help build the garden beds? Or maybe you’re an avid gardener and would like to help teach the kids about gardening or provide advice and support? Or do you have extra wood or gardening materials in your garage that you would like to donate to the project? We welcome all suggestions, ideas and input!

For more information or to get involved, please email or

P.S. – On a related note, we are also in the process of planning a Knottwood Community Garden to open in Menisa (hopefully) next summer. If you are interested in being involved in this project, please contact us.

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