In lieu of Saint Patrick’s Day, the kids at Juan Cabrillo wore green shirts and golden hats and paraded happily around the school. Teachers enjoyed an Irish-themed lunch in the lounge. And during garden classes, we made seed bombs filled with clover seeds!
Our classes were a little cut short because of the festivities. But I had just enough time to explain that clover seeds are similar to the four-leafed shamrock, a traditional Saint Patty’s Day icon; and they are a fabulous cover crop, which helps reduce erosion. I encouraged the kids to find bald spots on the ground around their neighborhood where they could plop the seed bombs.
…Of course it wouldn’t be garden day without a little taste of lettuce and Swiss chard from the garden!