Photo by Matt Groen

Moby becomes part of Summer Camp in Sitka 

This summer, Pacific High School hosted two one-week summer camps. In June, Claire Sanchez and the local 4H club held a camp with 15 students, ages 6-10 years old. During this camp, kids planted seeds, watered the greenhouse, picked weeds, and practiced formline design with local artist Mark Sixby. The second camp took place in July, the school had a camp with 20 kindergarten - first grade aged students.

Pacific High School teachers Matt Groen, Bridgette Reynolds, and their colleagues collaborated with the kindergarten teacher Morgaine Stewart to organize activities for the kids to water the greenhouse, weed, harvest and snack on peas and edible flowers, and tend to the edible gardens all around the school. They harvested garlic from the garden and visited the greenhouse. According to Matt, “teacher said she received several messages from parents about how much the kids loved the greenhouse and gardening, and that this was their favorite part of the summer program!”  Matt says that his son loves the greenhouse too!

Mark Sixbey teaches students basic formline design as practice for painting Moby. 

Photo by Matt Groen

Campers enjoy the garden activities! 

Photo by Matt Groen