Nurturing the Eagle Nest

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

Math & Science Night!

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Hello FSES Garden Friends.

The name for the garden has been chosen and will be announced this Thursday at Math & Science Night.  The winner will receive a gift, a visit to FNN and their name on the garden sign.  The cafeteria will be full of fun, hands on science and math activities.  Don’t forget to stop by the garden table and join a tour out to the garden, with the time change there is much to see.

Garden Update

The 2nd grade STEM classes are enjoying harvesting.  Cherry tomatoes, radishes and garden beans are picked at the peak of ripeness and either eaten immediately or taken home to be enjoyed by the students’ families.  Has your 2nd grader brought home their harvest?

The birdhouse gourd continues to amaze visitors to the garden.  There are 3 giant gourds we’re watching closely.

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February gourds (left)

March same gourds (below)


Morning Garden Club

We’ve had lots of interest in the garden in the morning.  Students enjoy walking around, removing flat worms (the bad good-worm eating worms), pulling weeds, retrieving glass, moving mulch and wondering at the latest growth in the garden before they head to class.  Our STEM teacher has decided to call this group a club!  Is your Soaring Eagle in the club?

Donations to the glass mulch drought have enabled us to purchase more bags that the Garden Club will spread when they arrive.  We’re still looking for donations for glass mulch seating.

Butterfly Garden

While the garden grows, another area of the school grounds needs our attention.  The butterfly garden is overgrown and large loquat trees need to be moved and replaced with native plantings.  If you are interested in this project, let us know.  The community really came together to install the school garden, imagine harnessing that power to help our butterfly friends?  Comment if interested in helping.

Next post after Math & Science Night this week!

Butterflies are self propelled flowers.  ~R.H. Heinlein


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