School Garden Update

December 4, 2007

What started in the summer as an idea has sprouted and grown into a beautiful school garden. I feel very proud of our little plot now filled with carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, dill, rosemary, cabbage, strawberries, pansies, and paperwhites. Parents, teachers, and community volunteers (and donations) helped us get the garden started in September.

Here are the "carrot corner" labels Noah's class made to protect the seed area.

The lettuce and broccoli in late October

And our garden today! Some of the lettuce will be harvested this week so the young gardeners can get their first official taste of the garden. The best part of this whole project has of course been the kids and their reactions.Whether the young gardeners are one year old or five years old, they all enter the garden with curiosity, enthusiasm, and pride. Each class painted the colorful stepping stones and they all take turns watering, weeding, and mulching. It makes me so happy to see a new generation of gardeners.

Mom said...

The garden looks great! You must have a wonderful feeling of accomplishment! I can just imagine how delighted the kids are to see it all growing.

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

How sweet! I have a special fondness for school/community gardens. Great job!

And yes--we will definitely come up to Portland when you're there in March. Just let us know the details when you have them.

Karen said...

Hey Lucia, Just catching up on blog reading. I feel like I've been out of it for months (actually I have!). Sounds like you guys are busy and having lots of fun as usual. I can't get over how big Noah and Camille are getting!

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