*NEW* Organic Vegetable Garden
We finally started our organic garden this year!
Our young students were very excited to learn about the basic structure and needs of plants through creating and maintaining our organic school garden. With the help of science lab and first grade classrooms, students began the garden by planting a variety of seeds which they maintained in our mini-greenhouse or in their classrooms. Once the seedlings were large enough, students transplanted them into the garden and labeled them with popsicle-sticks to mark their own plants. They recorded their growth in their science journals by drawing pictures and measuring their plants monthly.
The older students also learned how weather patterns and seasons affected the growing and harvesting seasons of various types of plants. They found out firsthand what can happen to the garden if it receives too much water and unfortunately, due to some heavy rainfalls, our crop yield will be lower this year as many of the plants on one side of the garden drowned. Shh… we did discretely replace them with store bought plants. :)
We are currently growing: green beans, cabbage, yellow squash, cucumbers, pumpkins, sunflowers, tomatoes, and a variety of peppers. Yum!