The school garden is abundant with growth of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beans and various leaf crops (and, of course, weeds!). Seeds are sprouting and adventures are happening as classes and groups visit their plantings to observe the recent growth.
We are hopeful there will be harvests before school is done for the year and that a few plots will make it through the summer, producing a fall harvest for next year's students to enjoy.
There are still many boxes remaining to plant. If you are interested in planting with your child's class, please let me know. The following classes have planted (Kindergarten - all classes, Ms. Watz and Mr. Traller)
If your child is in another class, feel free to reach out to your teacher to let them know you're interested in helping them plant. You may want to suggest planting during brain break time and working with those students who are interested. Smaller groups can be more hands on and experiential.
I will be getting another round of plant starts (squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, etc.) this FRIDAY, 5/25. If you are interested in planting a bed with a class, please let me know so I know how many plants to get.
GARDEN HELP NEEDED
In advance of the school carnival on 6/1, it would be great to get the garden looking fantastic for families to come and visit. There are many tasks that could use attention:
- adding soaker hoses to planted beds
- tressing up bean and pea supports,
- weeding the long bed and other beds as needed
If you can make it up at any time during the week, please lend a hand. It is great to see the bountiful growth and it requires many to sustain that growth. I will be in the garden Friday evening 6-7:30 and Sunday morning 9ish - 11 if you want to join me. My son Will (2nd grade) will be on the playground and would love some company.
SUMMER GARDEN PLOTS
Plots are available to adopt over the summer and many of the class boxes still require a summer caretaker.
Garden beds have irrigation 30 minutes each morning. A once or twice a week harvest and keeping up with the weeding in and around your plot is all that's required for you to adopt a box. The weeding bit is very important as your weed problem will soon become your neighbor's weed problem :)
There are a number of beds that are already planted by classes and some that can be planted to your liking, including the large bed up near the shed. They will require a good weeding (some more than others) and some soil amendments (available by the shed) but it goes quickly, especially with a group.
Let me know if you are interested in adopting a bed. Unclaimed beds will be solarized in mid-June to kill weeds and seeds for future planting.
Please let me know how you'd like to get involved with the garden and feel free to share with your garden-minded friends and neighbors!