Posts by Ashley-Marie Sutherland

Seeds, Seeds, Seeds

It was all about seeds and soil this Wednesday at Kingsley Elementary. The students kicked off the day by analyzing their soil samples from last week. Through this analysis, the students were able to determine the type of soil in their garden. Here are our results!   After the analysis, we learned the three main…

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Safe Harvesting Habits

This week at Kingsley Elementary, students learned the three rules of harvesting.  Rule 1: Do not harvest without permission Rule 2: Do not eat from the garden without permission Rule 3: Never eat wild mushrooms  In addition, the students obtained the skills to identify what plants were ready to harvest and which ones were not.…

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Let’s Talk about Dirt

For our second class at Kingsley Elementary, the students learned about DIRT. We discovered the three main ingredients of dirt are sand, silt, and clay. While some dirt has all three components, other dirt may have only one or two ingredients. The students got to see examples of different dirt types. And special attention was…

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Harvest Fest at Charles White

This week at Charles White Elementary, students learned the three rules of harvesting: Rule 1: Do not harvest without permission Rule 2: Do not eat from the garden without permission Rule 3: Never eat wild mushrooms  In addition, the students obtained the skills to identify what plants were ready to harvest and which ones were…

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Seeds and Soil at Charles White

Seeds and soil. Seeds and soil. Seeds and soil at Charles White Elementary. The students started the day by analyzing their soil samples from last week. Through this analysis, the students determined that their garden dirt was LOAM – the perfect combination of sand,silt, and clay. No wonder their garden is so beautiful! After the…

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Talking Dirty at Charles White

For our second class at Charles White Elementary, the students learned about DIRT. We discovered the three main ingredients of dirt are sand, silt, and clay. While some dirt has all three components, some dirt may have only one or two ingredients.  The students got to see examples of different dirt types. And, special attention…

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Summertime Seeds

This week at Charles White, we planted more seeds in preparation for summer! To give our seeds super growing power, we watered them with infused water and compost tea. We also learned to harvest cucumbers, tomatoes and rainbow chard. Take a look at all our seeds!          

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Feed the Birds

This week at Kingsley Elementary, we learned about the benefits of our animal friends in the garden, especially birds. In addition, we made berry and wheat bird feeders to attract our garden friends. We also planted flower seeds to attract bird and bug pollinators. Take a peak at our day!        

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Compost with Me!

This week at Sixth Avenue, we learned about compost and how it benefits our garden! We learned that the key ingredients are: Carbon, Nitrogen, Water, Air, Bugs and Dirt. We even got to find these ingredients in our garden to make our own compost. Take a peak at our day!          

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Stages of Growth

Today, we learned about the different stages a plant goes through: from seed to adult. The students had a great time doing “seed yoga” and exploring the garden to find all the stages. We also went through the all the plant parts and got to eat some too. Check out our day below!

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