Thursday, October 21, 2010

A new semester - the garden progresses

Long view of the garden showing the new benches set up and ready to use.

The addition of benches and tables with colorful umbrellas makes this a perfect place for classes to gather and work. Last time I was out with a first grade class a third grade class was discussing and measuring their shadows. The Grandparent luncheon was held in the hallway looking out onto the garden and some tables were set up actually in the garden. It was a lovely event! Notice the student tiles, framed and hung by the local Boy Scout troop, between the two windows on the right.

The first grade have been learning all about seeds and the parts of plants. They planted lettuce, spinach, carrots, onions and garlic. Everything is sprouting!
These are lettuce seedlings. The first grade garden is the Rainbow Garden, the red pineapple sage and the verbena are quite stunning now.