Garden planted at Abbotsford school on Friday

A grant has helped establish a school garden program

An Abbotsford elementary school is hosting a planting day this Friday.

Valley Permaculture Guild received a $2,160 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation to create a school garden program at Thomas Swift Elementary.

On May 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., teachers, students, volunteers and local residents will be planting vegetables, and showing students from where their food comes.

The school district is providing lunch for volunteers. The school is located at 34800 Mierau Ave. For more information, visit