Field reports from

St. Patrick’s Catholic School

A Change is Coming at St Patricks!

St. Patrick’s School garden has only lived through one season and now that the weather has cooled down, the kids are getting a hands-on lesson on what thrives under cooler and more temperate conditions. The older kids pulled corn, honeydew and tomato plants after harvesting all of the delicious edibles that we could. They chopped…

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Exploring Life in the Garden

At St. Patrick’s we explored the beneficial and detrimental bugs in the garden.  The kids learned about different species of insects that are either defined as predators, pollinators or prey.  We discussed how they are all interconnected and would not survive without one another. After we played freeze tag as friends and foes, we munched…

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Beginning a Compost at St. Patrick’s

Today at St. Patrick’s School, the upper grades started the day off discussing the ins and outs of building a perfect compost. These kids are smart and after going over greens and browns, many of them already knew the important work of the FBI (fungus, bacteria and invertebrates!). The kids played a fun game of…

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First Day at St. Patrick’s!

Our first day at St. Patrick’s Catholic School was filled with new wonders and getting acquainted!   The kids learned the garden rules and we walked through the garden and learned all the moving parts.   The Kinders did a lot of garden movement and practice exploration time in the garden. The 6th and 7th graders…

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New Gardens at St. Patrick’s Catholic School and Willow Elementary + Beautification at Avalon + South Gate Middle!

We’re off to a very busy summer this year! We built a brand new garden at St. Patrick’s Catholic School and Willow Elementary.  We also did some beautification at the gardens in the Avalon Housing Community and South Gate Middle School! Thanks to the hard work of our amazing volunteer group from Next Step Ministries who…

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