We’ve begun our 3rd year with the garden incorporated deeply into the curriculum for the 2nd grade students during STEM Lab. Every day, for 8 days (8 garden beds!), the 2nd grade STEM Lab students have cleared their respective beds and prepared the soil. Planting is set to begin in late October after more time exploring seeds in the STEM Lab and preparing seed tapes.
Morning Garden Club is set to begin in 1 week! We’re continuing with weeding the walkways between the beds and moving mulch back to the glass rock river.
If you’re looking at ways to help we could use mulch! Especially donated mulch. Most especially 5 to 6 cubic yards of donated (clean!) pine mulch. We add the ‘clean’ in there because we want to avoid the dreaded stinkhorn fungi. The area most desperately in need of mulch is the Butterfly Garden which really struggles after a week or two of no rain and no nice thick layer of mulch to retain moisture.
There’s plenty to do in the gardens, post a message or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help!
Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.
— Rudyard Kipling