The Gardens are growing!
Thank you to the following volunteers for watering and looking after our gardens: The families of Theiss, Mathwin, Keith, Meink, Gestrich, Singleton, Quinn, Kelley, Hornauer and Atwood. It is because of your efforts that our students will come back to gardens that are thriving. A special thank you to Garrett Hornauer for all the weeding and care he put into maintaining our butterfly garden. See the photos below for a summer snapshot.
The strawberries are red, the blueberries are ripening, the chocolate mint plant smells oh so heavenly. The children are enjoying the fruits of their labor. Soon it will be time to harvest the radishes, carrots, beans and potatoes.
What's coming up?
Our spring bulbs are coming up! We are watching for the first red tulips we planted in the fall to bloom. We recorded our spring data on the online Journey North map that the Emperor tulips have emerged. The children are very excited! An after school garden club will take place during April and May. The club will start seedlings which students will plant in our school gardens. This year students will plant pole beans, carrots, radishes, sunflowers, potatoes and herbs.
Journey North Science Project
Kindergarten students planted 100 Red Emperor Tulip bulbs and is participating in the Journey North science program. In this international science experiment, students in schoolyards across the northern hemisphere plant tulip bulbs in their Journey North Test Gardens each fall. When the plants emerge and bloom, children announce springtime in their part of the world. by recording their observations on a map located on the Journey North website. Find us there! http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tulip/index.html
It's getting colder!
Mr. Wilson and his students have planted two pear trees. We are excited to see them grow and change throughout the seasons.
We are featured on National Gardening Association Website!
This wonderful article was written about our school gardens and featured on www.garden.org
The complete article is attached below in a file.
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