Our Growing Garden

The St. Pat’s garden has thrived this year under the guidance of Mrs. Fanchin and the fourth grade class. This year one of our garden blessings was thick skinned gourds.  Students learned how to dry, clean, cure, condition, paint, and wax these functional plants (grown  the prior year) from the garden.  Welburn Gourd Farm ( is where it all began in the Winter of 2019 with a visit and gourd seeds being purchased.