Friend or Foe, Lexington?

This week at Lexington we learned the friends or foes of the garden. At the beginning of class each child chose a partner and explored the garden searching for hidden friend or foe cards. Once every pair had found a card, we gathered back together to present to the class our findings. We discussed what the words “friend” and “foe” mean, and what we mean when we say a ladybug is a friend of the garden.

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After learning some of the friends or foes pictured on our cards we spent time amending a couple beds and looking for friends (such as spiders and worms) and foes (such as grubs and root maggots). At the end of class we tasted fresh watermelon and tomatoes from the garden! I spent some time planting peas in the freshly amended beds.

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Til next wee!

-Garden Ranger Claire

Claire Heddles

Claire is a researcher and sociologist who grew up in Tucson, AZ. She loves being outside and sharing the joy of growing with the kids at Utah Street School.