COMMUNITY GARDEN- THE GOODING COMMUNITY GARDEN
AND GOODING SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT SAY “THANK YOU TO” GLANBIA! Pictured Above: Peggy Watland, Glanbia P.R Administrator, Eric Moore, Garden Manager
The Community Garden and the Gooding Soil Conservation District
provided lunch for many who have invested time, money and effort in the making the Community Garden a success.
We wanted to say, “Thanks to everyone” Eric said, “and especially to Glanbia, who provided the majority
of funding for the Garden.” Eric presented a beautiful ceramic bowl and vegetables to Peggy, Executive
and Public Relation Administrator, who was greatly appreciative. The beautiful ceramic
bowls and vegetables were made by local artist Mary Hanson who has a studio here in Gooding and can be reached at 661 557
- Barbara Astle, Administrative Assistant, for the Gooding SCD and Eric Moore, NRCS and Community
Garden Coordinator, gave a fun presentation for the 5th graders from the Gooding Elementary. The Gooding SCD host
A poster contest each year for 5th graders throughout the Gooding County and the theme this year is "SOIL TO
SPOON" ! The theme fit perfectly for both the poster contest, "SOIL TO SPOON" but also tied into
what the Community Garden stands for and what is all about. So we asked the 5th graders from the Gooding Elementary
to join us in planting a seed to grow for themseleves or the local food banks. We wanted the kids to
get a feel for the soil and to realize that we wouldn't exist without soil, everything needs soil to survive. This
was a great experiment so not only was there a poster do work on but a plant to water and take care of until we pick
them up in May.
YOU'RE AWESOME 5TH GRADE TEACHERS!
2012 SPEECH CONTEST WINNER! -
From Left: Brennon Code, Rida
Zehea, Rebbeca Lenkers, Kelsey Dayley, Javier Campos, David Jones, Kaden Borros, Emma Frederickson and Joanna JensenThe Gooding Soil Conservation District held their annual speech contest
for high school students throughout Gooding County. Every school is invited; unfortunately the Gooding
and North Valley Charter Schools were the only participants. This is a great opportunity for students in
9-12 grades to get up and speak their minds on the conservation topic at hand. This year the topic was
“SOIL TO SPOON” and if that doesn’t hit home what does!. Without soil we wouldn’t
be here! The students talked about how important soil health is and how we need to take care of it.
We would like to thank those teachers and
students who took the time to participate in our speech contest. You are the future and you will be the
ones to make a difference in our conservation efforts. Winners were as follows: 1st Emma Fredrickson- Gooding High; 2nd Rida Zehea-North
Valley Charter; 3rd Joanna Jensen-Gooding High and 4th Kaden Burros- Gooding High.
More About The Community Garden- Jacob Novinger is a local community artist who was commissioned to create a metal sculpture
for the Community Garden in Gooding. Jacob jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the community garden
efforts as he contributed the 12’ Sunflower. The Praying Mantis is on display before being shown
in the “Art and Soul” competition in Twin Falls. Jake was kind enough to exhibit the Mantis on the lawn in front
of the garden. Jake is hoping that this will excite the community about art in general! If you are interested in his work call Jacob at
969-0443, he loves when people bring their project ideas to him and he would be more than happy to discuss your ideas and
is ready to collaborate!See Magicvalleyhasart.com
online for details about the Art and Soul competition in Twin Falls
AGAINST THE WIND - The Gooding SCD organized a group of students from the Gooding High School
to help plant trees for a windbreak project for Mr. Mike Faulkner . It was Mr. Woodland's FFA organization and Becky
Freiberg's Envirothon group that were the muscles and force behind it all. The Gooding SCD's program is to help
reduce accidents on Highway 46 between Gooding and Wendell by planting living windbreaks. Look for the signs that say Trees
Against the Wind.