A name for the FSES garden was announced at Math & Science night. 2nd Grader Sara’s submission was selected and she was on FNN, given a lovely basket of goodies and the name has since been posted in the garden. Wonders of Learning is a terrific garden name. Thanks Sara!
2nd grade continues to harvest cherry tomatoes, radish and garden beans. The cabbage is coming along very nicely as is the eggplant. Students are replanting seeds with every harvest so another crop is on the way. Sunflowers are 2 feet tall and the birdhouse gourd is continuing to flourish. We keep waiting for the 3 large gourds to drop or the vine to wither, but so far they just keep hanging on.
Ms. Mendez harvesting a radish
We’ve placed more glass mulch but lots more is needed and a garden volunteer built and installed a small bridge over the river. We’ve also received 3 benches from members of the community. Look for a special thank you blog post soon.
March 27, 2015 – river getting longer, new bridge and garden beds are thriving!
Morning Garden Club
All the interest in the garden in the morning has led to the creation of a garden club! Sign-up didn’t last very long, the club was full within 10 minutes. Club members remove litter, weed, inspect the plants for pests and keep the garden in great shape.
More updates to come. We are still in need of garden seating and, of course, more glass mulch. If able to help, please comment and a volunteer will contact you promptly.
“If I had influence with the good fairy, I would ask that her gift to each child be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life” Rachel Carson – founder of contemporary environmental movement