At Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter the Thursdays are Green
At Sherman Oaks the new green generations have started to sprout.
We are very excited to start this school year with our hands in the ground. The first generation of Organic Gardeners began to plant the first seeds and seedlings in the raised beds.
We learned about some specific rules that we must follow in the edible garden:
Respect all living beings (that includes us, plants, insects and animals)
We do not harvest without permission (We have to ask our Garden Ranger, and follow instructions)
Two finger touch (because we respect all living beings, we have to be gentle)
…all in order to get a beautiful garden full of life and respect.
We introduced new concepts like: raised beds, irrigation systems, soil, and seedlings.
We explained how the irrigation system can help the garden to get water without having to be watered by us.
The automatic timer helps water the plants daily. The best place to plant our seeds, as we explained, is next to the drip holes.
Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter School
To celebrate our wonderful beginning, the parents donated some rosemary, thyme, lavender, oregano and mint. Which ones will bring an aromatic essence and pest protection in our garden? The students now can identify them!
Some new gloves and kid’s garden tools were donated as well! Again, thanks to the parents for such great generosity.
To finish our first lesson, we started to plant some carrot seedlings and they are still looking happy! The students found out that to get a better planting, the roots must be placed underground carefully; otherwise they can suffer bad consequences if they are exposed to the sun. Only the leaves have to be above the ground level.
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