Edible Landscaping Randolph Co. School Playgrounds
Have you ever climbed trees, dug in sand, played in dirt, planted seeds, jumped in leaves, or played outside in similar ways? With guidance from the WVU Randolph County Extension office, schools in Randolph County have been slowly adding natural elements including raised bed gardens and stepping stones to their playgrounds. The next step in the process is to plant edible landscaping that will provide not only shade and beauty, but also food for the school cafeteria. Schools are seeking donations to purchase thornless blackberry bushes, blueberry bushes, apple trees, and pear trees. Students from each school have measured to determine how many of each species can be housed on their playgrounds.
Please help us give elementary students in Randolph County a science lesson that will bear fruit.
Participating schools include: Jennings Randolph, Beverly, Third Ward, George Ward, Coalton, Midland and North. If you would like your donation to go to a specific school, please list that school in the “In Honor of” section of this form.