Emily’s school has garden and we (the Parent School
support Committee) are always wondering how to grow it and make it a year-round garden…. This is amazing, I will be sharing this link.
A few years ago the children at our school grew, harvested and, ultimately, ate a giant, two-pound carrot.
Our organic gardening program at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod has come a long way since then. We now have a unheated hoop house and a program where middle school gardeners lead first through fifth graders as they learn to build soil, plant, transplant, tend, water and harvest food year round. Our harvests are transformed by our school chef into amazing meals served at lunch. The summer tending of the garden is a community responsibility. We have weekly Family Gardening sessions organized by grade level where families share a pot luck meal and then work together in the garden in the cool of the evening.
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Hi! Some how I have dropped off the recipient list and was no longer receiving so I decided to come look for you!
Happy to see you back. I haven’t written much lately. Will get back to it in the new year!
yes, i do and i started a little one last year at my school. i love it!
Isn’t this school’s garden fantastic. I wish we could figure out something year round for Emily’s school too.
I think it’s a terrific idea. Our kids’ middle and high school have greenhouse programs. I think the elementary school should too. 😃
Emily’s school has gardens but no green house. Our winters are brutal here.
Glad ours aren’t….usually. What we get is bad enough for me! 😕
We are used to it! We still like to complain about the winter… But haven’t moved yet!
I just couldn’t do it. Like I said, ours are bad enough…and if it never got below 50 degrees I’d be fine with that.