Welcoming a New Rotation Back to the Garden!

Lexington is a small, cozy school which means most classes get two 6 week rotations in the garden. I was excited to welcome back students that had come to the garden at the beginning of the year to see the changes in our springtime garden.

We started class by taking a garden tour. We walked together around each bed to make sure every child could identify what flowers and vegetables are growing. Radishes and rainbow chard that we had started last semester were now in full bloom and ready for harvest! We planted new spring and summer seedlings with lavender plants, cucumbers, and watermelons at the end of class.

Before heading back to class, the students gathered some pretty orange and yellow nasturtium flowers to dry out for tea. I’ll report back next few weeks how it turns out!

-Ranger Claire

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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.