At Vine St Elementary the students had lots to do. Removing a mint bed and planting a cover crop, transplanting some peppers, releasing butterflies, and of course a sweet date snack. The lesson on friend or foe insects in the garden was complimented nicely with the additional pollinators. Students learned that pollinators and decomposers aren’t the only garden friends. Predatory insects help keep garden pests at bay, and the insects that are eating live healthy plants typically do more harm than good.
– Ranger Dan