On May 13 and 14, students from the School of the Osage went to Harper Chapel United Methodist Church to help in their community garden.
Two groups of students from Drew Phillips’ 6th grade counseling class took part in the project as part of the IHOP (Indians Helping Other People) program. This program teaches students about giving back to their community. Mr. Phillips works with Rick King from the Osage Beach Public Works Department to find projects around the community that the students can help with.
This is the 4th time that students from Mr. Phillips class have helped the community garden. During their time at the community garden they built a new planting bed for okra and peanuts.
They were able to see the beds that their classmates built last season growing peas and potatoes. The community garden grew and donated about 1,660 pounds of food for the Hope House and Lamb House. The Harper Chapel UMC community garden is very grateful to these students for their hard work and willingness to help with this project. For more information about the community garden, please contact the Church Office at 573-348-2617.