This week at Markham students got to take a break from CST testing and relax in the garden. Classes made bouquets for their mothers or another close relative. Many of the bouquets items we used were weeds, but nonetheless very beautiful. It was a fun way to get the students excited about weeding.
Students also helped remove some of the crabgrass in the drought tolerant garden. To combat the grass, landscape fabric will be added next week.
We also got a nice delivery of cardboard boxes from the school cafeteria. Students flattened out them out and placed them in particular garden plot. We will be experimenting with the concept of sheet mulching and will continue the work next week.