Nurturing the Eagle Nest

Working together to beautify the school habitat for our soaring eagles!

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY!

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The Soil Arrives!

We are so close to putting seeds and plants in our garden beds.  The soil blend we ordered from Amerigrow arrived this afternoon.  Ron from Amerigrow drove up a huge grapple truck and dumped our organic blend soil.  The soil has Florida peat, pine bark and Amerigrow’s Eco-Soil mixed together to make a light yet moist soil perfect for our garden.

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Ron and Mrs. Beesley, our STEM teacher and garden coordinator, with the grapple truck.

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We need help getting all of this great soil into our garden beds.  Please come at 10 a.m. tomorrow with a shovel, a wheelbarrow, kids wagon with buckets or garden cart and help out!  Please wear sunscreen, hats and sturdy shoes.  Flip flops and sandals are not recommended.  We will have water and lunch for volunteers.

Seed Tape

During STEM class today a group of 2nd graders made seed tape that will be placed in the gardens starting next week!  Carrots, radish and lettuce are pre-spaced and secured with a flour/water mixture on the toilet paper to eliminate thinning and reduce waste.  The science lesson also focused on converting inches to centimeters.  The kids had a great time!  Check out the video:  Seed Tape

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“If I wanted to have a happy garden, I must ally myself with my soil; study and help it to the utmost, untiringly. Always, the soil must come first.”
–  Marion Cran, If I Where Beginning Again

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