Old and new faces at the garden!

On Thursday March 16th, a new rotation of students started, but this time we had two 6th grade classes that came for a second round of garden classes. For the new classes, we talked about the rules in the garden, and introduced each other with our names and a favorite fruit or veggie, then explored the garden together. With the 6th graders, we did a little talk and review of warm and cool seasons, and how the garden is going into a transition and will be growing warm season veggies soon. With that being said they all went ahead and did some weeding while I prepared seedling trays. We gathered at the end and all the students had the chance to plant a seed of either, Heirloom Tomatoes, Heirloom Jalapenos, Heirloom Sweet Peppers, Mexican Tomatillos, Butternut Squash or Delicata Squash! We ended with a treat of Swiss Chard and Tajin! Also, Andrews 6th grade class had taken some wooden painter sticks with them to decorate some weeks back, and they brought them looking GREAT and UNIQUE!

Kinder student smelling the flowers!

Kinder students smelling the flowers!

Smelling and touching all that Rosemary!

Smelling and touching all that Rosemary!

The little side project Andrews class did for the garden!

The little side project Andrews class did for the garden!

Seeds going in!

Seeds going in!

Now the wait for the seeds to germinate...

Now the wait for the seeds to germinate…

-Ranger Cindy

 

Cindy Soto