Ready to Grow
My daughter stands in front of our car loaded with plants that we grew in our basement for the Dormont Elementary School second annual Mothers' Day plant sale. The plant sale raises money to sustain the school vegetable garden, which was established in 2017.
Herbs and ornamental plants sit ready for purchase in front of a bench at Dormont Elementary. Behind the bench are potato plants that the students planted in buckets to harvest for their families.
Planter for Mom
Perry Porobil, age 3, shows off his painted hand after he created a personalized planter. Shnnon McGee (back) helps another child create a planter. This planter craft was part of the Dormont Elementary plant sale, a fundraiser to help expand and sustain the Dormont Elementary outdoor classroom, a project led by parents of students who attend the school.
Shannon McGee helps several children fill planters with dirt and a plant of their choosing. The children then decorated their planters with paint to give as gift to their mothers for Mothers' Day.
The organizers for the Dormont Elementary Plant Sale stand behind some of the plants they started for the annual school fundraiser to benefit the school's outdoor classroom.
Vita Porobil stands in front of some tomatoes that she and her daughter planted for the Dormont Elementary plant sale fundraiser. Most of the plants available at the sale were started by Dormont Elementary parents at their homes.
A personalized planter sits on the craft table at the Dormont Elementary plant fundraiser. A student made the planter for their teacher.
Hanging baskets donated by PGH Garden in Bethel Park were planted by students for the community garden to purchase at the Dormont Elementary Mothers' Day plant sale. The plant sale raised money for the Dormont Elementary outdoor classroom.
Want some cookies?
Dormont Elementary school students sell Girl-Scout cookies at the Dormont Elementary School Mothers' Day plant fundraiser.
Vita's basement grow room in the utility room of her house in Baldwin Township.
Plants for Sale
Patrons of the Dormont Elementar plant fundraiser look at the selection available - the plant sale took place at the school.
Vita's son holds the radishes he harvested.