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Mulch Arrives!

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Greg from our new Garden Grower! Zimmerman Tree Service delivered fresh FREE pine mulch Tuesday morning.  Thank you Zimmerman Tree Service!  Zimmerman Tree Service is a local company and they really believe in supporting the community.  Over the next weeks we’ll be moving mulch into the garden to make nice thick weed-free paths (nobody will miss seeing the cardboard).  Stop by and move a few wheelbarrows full for us anytime!

DSC04317DSC04321Planting Begins! 

2nd grade students began planting their STEM class beds this week.  Most of the STEM classes this week were greeted with this sign on the door:

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The 2nd graders planted the seed tapes that they made in STEM class over the previous weeks.  At their next STEM class they’ll select their flower or herb seeds to plant in individual cells.  The students seemed excited about taking charge of their garden bed and making it successful.  While planting their seed tapes, the STEM teacher discussed irrigation, components of soil, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bugs, pollinators, garden etiquette and the basics of successful planting.  The students were fully engaged in the lesson and each were able to tell the STEM teacher ‘What I learned today was….”.

A few 4th graders stopped by the garden on the way to the library and helped plant a marigold and rosemary in Bed 1.  Thanks ladies!

DSC04284If you are interested in moving some mulch we’d love to arrange that for you!  We’re happy to have helpers.  Thanks again to our newest Garden Grower! Zimmerman Tree Service.

“I hope you’re proud of yourself for the times you’ve said ‘yes,’ when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to somebody else.” – Fred McFeely (Mr.) Rogers

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