In the spring, the 17th Black Bear Pathfinders got the chance to have a community garden plot to farm. They jumped at the chance! Getting outside together sounded fun.
The Pathfinder patrols decided what to plant. They were enthusiastic about planting onions! Onions are a good spring or fall crop. The Leaders were skeptical but the onions grew well and created a bountiful crop. There were enough onions for every scout to take some home and to donate a generous amount to the local food pantry.
They also grew cucumbers, tomatoes, pumpkins and watermelon. It was a really great learning experience! The Virginia growing season is long, and the scouts chose not to plant a fall crop once their pumpkins were harvested.