The pole beans are up and close to reaching the trellis structures. The radishes are way up and needing to be thinned. The last 2 STEM 2nd grade classes were offered radish greens. The theory being, if you grew it you should try it. And they did! And MOST of them liked the taste. One young lady said “I didn’t think I would try it but I did and I liked it and I think I’ll try some other new stuff.” Yes, the quote sounds made up but it is absolutely what she said and doesn’t it make this garden process all worthwhile? There are pictures of children enjoying radish greens and you can see them at FSES on Family Literacy Night this Thursday. We’re hoping to arrange short tours of the garden too. We hope to see you there!
We started filling the river with glass mulch. It is beautiful but we need help! Mrs. Beesley, our STEM teacher, says we’re experiencing a drought and could use a tropical storm of glass mulch. In the next picture you can see how far we have to go with the river. If you would like to sponsor a glass mulch deluge please comment and let us know! It really is lovely and the students are amazed at the color and texture.
Almost the entire garden has been mulched and more mulch is filing in the areas in front of the classrooms nearest the garden. We’ll start removing overgrown and non-natives from the butterfly garden very soon. If you’d like to help please comment and we’ll find the right sized/timed job for you!
Hope to see you Thursday at Family Literacy Night!
“We may think we’re nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” –Jenny Uglow