Friday, May 22, 2015

What a great year it has been!

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.

Hello gardeners!

Wow!  How did a whole school year pass by so quickly!?  Like the plants in the garden, you all have grown so much and will be heading into the next grade!

This year we have seen many changes and have planted, cared for and eaten many delights from our garden.  Looking back, we have used our garden in new and creative ways, poetry, mural painting, spray paint, bug watching, plant measuring, fairy gardens and much more.

Since the fall we have made several crock pot garden soups with okra, eggplant, squash, tomatoes and peppers all grown from the garden.  Green beans, herbs, pizza, juices, pesto, fruit salads, smoothies and even artichoke have all been picked and turned into a tasty treat by students, teachers, staff and volunteers.

Our garden club has been and excellent addition to the school extracurricular program, and many thanks go out to Heather Mendez, Mrs. Mann and Mrs. Burgess.  Also, Mrs. Miller along with the help of Mrs. Malloy and Mrs. Burgess and the creativity of our students brought our garden a vibrant orchard of painted trees.  We thank you!

Another exciting endeavor has been working with Mrs. James and her structured learning students.  Their curiosity and eagerness to learn is very inspiring and we will continue to explore the garden into the coming year.

If you are near the school over the summer please come and see the garden, it will be full of tomatoes, okra, eggplant, herbs, figs, cucumber, squash, peppers, and hopefully melons!  These will all be growing when we return to school in late August.

Thank you for making our garden a place where we can all learn and grow!  Have a wonderful summer!

If you have any questions, ideas, suggestions or feedback in general please contact me!

Happy Summer!!


A growing crook neck yellow squash.

Yummy peach!

Keeping an eye on our satsuma tree!

Growing beautiful.

Our painted orchard!

Sweet peas!

Can you find the growing cucumber?

An eight ball squash.

Yummy zucchini!

Pretty artichoke.

Mama and baby artichoke.

A harvest for Mrs. James's class!

Some veggies for the lady that keeps the school running!!!

Lovely sunflower.

One day I will be a monarch!