The Tower Garden the school was awarded for winning the Golden Shovel Award has begun its growing season! The system uses nutrient-rich water and a pump to bathe the growing roots in a soil-less environment. Seedlings were purchased from a garden center, rinsed of their soil and placed in baskets with rockwool. We have chives, chocolate mint, basil, parsley, yellow squash, red leaf lettuce and strawberries. The Tower Garden is located outside the Science Lab.
Other Growing Areas….
The Wonders of Learning garden (the 8 raised bed garden) is coming along. There are seeds and seedlings in many of the beds as well as the perimeter. Several families have donated bamboo lengths, thank you, and we’re still accepting more! The longer the better so our parent volunteer building the growing structure for beans/gourd/peas has more flexibility with the design.
The butterfly garden is set to be replanted very soon! Keep an eye on the blog and the Science Lab Twitter account for specifics.
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
~Edwin Powell Hubble, The Nature of Science, 1954