GW Elementary School Community/School Garden. Volunteer!



Cindy Muro works with the kids. Planting potatoes!

Today was a beautiful day out at the GW Elementary School Community/Children’s garden.  Led by volunteer Cindy Muro (who is the Greenhouse Manager at Mohonk Mountain House and whose husband is Tom Muro (Mr. Tom)  one of our incredibly dedicated E1 teachers at the school) who gives so much of her  time each week to work with the GW Elementary School children and community. There were up to a dozen children at any given time who were given the opportunity to turn the soil and to do some planting.  The garden hosts ten 10 x 10 foot garden areas, eight of which are used by the community who shares the space with the school. We are very fortunate to have Cindy who has been working on these gardens since the very beginning (created back in 2008/2009).

Two of the garden areas are designated just for the GW Elementary School students, and every Friday at around 1:00pm you can visit to see Cindy and the kids working on their ‘farm’ while lending a hand, too. The gardens are located in the school playground area, so the entire population at our school are exposed to the effort and the bounty.

Cindy is seeking volunteers over the summer, families who may wish to help with the watering and maintenance of the school children’s two gardens in exchange for vegetables.  It’s a great opportunity for your family! 

If you are interested, please contact Cindy by calling:  845/594-5962 or email:


The children plant seedlings along the fence.


Lots of potatoes! Some of the children plant, others fill the boxes with soil in preparation.


Children fill buckets full of mulch.


One of the eight community gardens. This one has a beautiful stone walls and a birdhouse!