Seed to Harvest

Where Education Grows!

The Seed to Harvest school garden project helps children become healthy adults who eat their fruit and vegetables, know the basics of growing food, and contribute to a thriving community.

Founded in 2012 by Bennett-Hemenway parents (Kathy Cappellano and Maureen McMahon), the Seed to Harvest garden is an outdoor classroom for our students.  It boasts 10 raised planter beds that grow fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers all season long.

The garden is maintained through the efforts of students, parents and Natick community members.  Everyone is invited to get involved.

2016-2017 Seed to Harvest Board
Parent Representatives: Krissy Fernandes, Cydney Hodder, Andrea Judson
Teacher Representative: OPEN
School Administrator Representative: Ben Gatto
PTO Board Representative: Linda Aber
Seed to Harvest Volunteer Opportunities


  • The 2017 Garden Season is About to Begin!
    Classroom Planting Sessions start Monday, April 10.  We are very excited for the garden season to start!  It has been a long winter and we are ready to get outside and get dirty.

    The Seed to Harvest plan for this year is below (click to enlarge):


    This year, we will continue the grade level planting that we began last year.  This year the plants and lessons assigned to each grade are:

    GradePlant TypeGarden ConceptSecondary Garden ConceptNutrition ConceptCore Concepts
    KindergartenFlowersParts of a seed and how they growPlant PartsEating a RainbowGarden Words, Addition
    FirstCabage FamilyWhat plants need to growPlant parts that we eatEat Your GreensGarden Words
    SecondCarrot FamilySoil (Types of soil, what plants need)Root StudyHealthier Food ChallengeMeasurement, Addition
    ThirdMarrow FamilyCompostingGarden MappingGarden Food CriticsVolume
    FourthPotato FamilyPlant FamiliesPhotosynthesisFoods used in Cultural CelebrationsVolume
    ACCESSHerbsInsects: Cycles and garden bugs (Friend or Foe?)Plant HistoryHealthier Food ChallengeGarden Words
    ASAPPea and Bean Family

    There are many ways for parent and student volunteers to get involved in the garden this year.  Check out the volunteer opportunities page for a listing of where you can help.

    Posted Apr 8, 2017, 1:46 PM by Kristina Fernandes
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For more information about the garden, please contact us at: seedtoharvest@benhempto.org