Quite a few living creatures have decided to move into the Trinity Garden and make it their home. Our recent favorites are the hummingbirds! We haven’t been able to snap a good photo yet but Sissy, a 4th grader, drew this for us in the meantime.
Anyone have a good idea about what to do with all my artwork? I am amassing quite the collection. Perhaps they can hang in the school hallways.
We began a new series with three new classes this week. Since the students were state testing all morning, we began each session with three laps around the garden to get all that pent-up energy out. Then we gathered around the picnic tables to discuss all the things that live in the garden: sunflowers! tomatoes! broccoli! as well as worms, bees, and butterflies! and how we must respect them so that they can live and do their jobs in the garden in peace. Then we learned about the plant life cycle and the students harvested dozens of radish seeds from just one radish plant.
During recess volunteers assisted me in transplanting three pumpkin plants I found growing in my own garden. I wasn’t sure how they got there and I didn’t have the space for them, but I think they can flourish in the school garden. Thanks to Ben for identifying what they were! We’re all excited to see exactly what kind of pumpkins they will be.