Photo: Field day
Sowing future jack-o’-lanterns: In a steady drizzle, first-grader Jack Boecher digs a hole for a pumpkin seedling while Kara Carleton, right, gives instructions at the Community Roots farm in Dalton Gardens on Tuesday. Dalton Elementary first-graders each planted a pumpkin at the farm, an outreach of the Kootenai Environmental Alliance, which provides healthy food to the farm’s subscribers. The children will return in October to pick their pumpkins. Cameron Esser, center, said, “I don’t like playing farmer. I like playing video games.” Carleton is the director of Community Roots.