Between our fabulous Soil Saturday and today much has happened. Last Monday our Garden Grower friend, Farmer David Bick, and other Sons & Daughters Farm personnel installed a microjet irrigation system for our garden – FOR FREE! Um. Wow! Thank you Farmer David and your crew for this wonderful donation.
Two days ago almost all of the 2nd grade was on hand for a small ceremony, the official opening of our garden! Principal Trejo read A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrated by Sylvia Long, cut the ribbon and planted the first plant (a little marigold!). Over the next 7 school days the 2nd grade STEM classes will be planting their seed tapes, individual seeds and a few of the seedlings started at Gray Mockingbird Community Garden.
We made it to planting. It has been 40 days since the first meeting about the garden. What an accomplishment! Thank you to everyone who has helped, made phone calls, donated money, shoveled soil, placed irrigation, wrestled cardboard – we couldn’t have done it without YOU! Keep checking back for planting photos, special news about mulch and the garden’s progress.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford