Spring Flowers and Compost Powers!

Spring Flowers and Compost Powers!

IMG_1938According to my itchy eyes and runny nose, spring is blooming all around us!  Sometimes these magnificent blooms go unnoticed because they are isolated on a plant.  However, when gathered into one place they can be quite impressive! All the flowers around me tempted me into picking bouquets with the kids.  My special needs class helped pick a few flowers and arrange them into lovely little bouquets.IMG_1940

With my kindergartners and 1st graders we made flower presses. We sandwiched flowers between two pieces of cardboard and newspaper.  In a few weeks we will be open them and use the dehydrated flowers in an art project.  IMG_1949

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After using the flowers from the bolting winter veggies we pulled the plants to put in the compost.  As a group we tore up the plants into small pieces and poured water into the composter. We planted green beans in the freshly cleared space.  Out with the old and in with the new!

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Herbs & Compost

Herbs & Compost

What are herbs? How do we use them? Students enjoyed the garden with their sense of smell, touch and vision while looking for herbs to match the one on their paper. After their lesson on herbs and their use for cooking, medicine, beauty supplies and much more; students wrote the name of the five herbs… Continue Reading

What’s new? at Carson Gore

What’s new? at Carson Gore

Today a new set of classes started their 6 week session in the garden.  We went over garden rules, the most important being to respect all living things in our garden.  The students spent time exploring the garden and recording what they observed with their five senses.  At the end of class we tasted yummy cabbage… Continue Reading

Edible Plant Parts at Carson Gore

Edible Plant Parts at Carson Gore

Today students learned about the different parts of plants and their function. They learned that not all parts of a plant are edible and which parts were okay to eat.  We split up into groups and went on a garden scavenger hunt for plants that had edible roots, leaves, flowers, seeds, or stems. At the end… Continue Reading

H-A-R-V-E-S-T at Dahlia Heights Elementary

H-A-R-V-E-S-T at Dahlia Heights Elementary

It’s spring salad time at Dahlia Heights! The third graders were split into teams to scavenger hunt for certain vegetables and herbs such as beet, lettuce, nasturtium, carrot, chives, and kale. Then we went around and learned how to harvest each vegetable. The kindergarteners and special ed classes also were able to participate with harvesting… Continue Reading