Students and staff at Bancoft Elementary School planted a school garden from scratch. Planter boxes were constructed and filled with top soil that was donated by Laurel Valley Soils. Then the vegetable plants, donated by West Chester Food Bank, were added along with water and sunshine. Now we wait for the vegetables to mature. The vegetables will be used in the school’s cafeteria and will be donated to the Kennett Food Cupboard. The garden will be a three-season garden, growing vegetables in the spring, summer, and fall. The garden will also become an outdoor classroom, complete with native plant species and benches.