Community of Caring Gardens!

March 12, 2014 was the first Environmental Education Summit bringing together educators and community members from throughout New Jersey to witness the growth of our program and learn how to bring the same practices to their schools.¬† This was made possible through the generous support of the Monroe Township Education Association’s PRIDE in Public Education Grant

On April 19, 2012 The Community of Caring Garden Program received an ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE AWARD in the amount of $5000.00 which was used to purchase lumber and tools to build the Cassandra Dilks Veggie Farm Bank.  Students were surprised and featured on NBC10.  A photograph, courtesy of Sharla Feldscher Public Relations of Philadelphia, is posted on the Middle School webpage under Events and Awards/Special Events.

Middle School Students Were Honored for Sustainability at a Surprise Presentation with NBC 10 Cameras Rolling and the Wawa Goose Celebrating!

“WILLIAMSTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL WINS 2012 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD, Sponsored by Wawa, NBC 10 and Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP”

Williamstown Middle School Environmental Club Was Honored for their Tireless Efforts in the School’s Community of Caring Gardens.

Community Members and service organizations with interest in vegetable gardening and helping to care for and adopt raised beds for the summer are invited to contact Janet Mead or Sandy Keen at Williamstown Middle School.

On May 22, 2012, the Mayor and Council of the Township of Monroe presented the Community of Caring Gardens Environmental Club with a certificate of recognition in acknowledgement of their “Devotion to Learning About the Environment With a Hands-on-Approach”.

On May 23, 2012, at The Office of Clean Communities of New Jersey Awards in Cape May, NJ, the Food Council of New Jersey presented Janet Mead and Sandy Keen with a scholarship award of $1000.00 in recognition of the Environmental Club’s efforts to lead students in a school-wide recycling program.