At West Vernon Elementary the students know that the garden is a changing landscape. As we take out old plants and put in new there is something to consider. A lesson on crop rotation explained the benefits of changing what is grown in the soil year after year. Avoiding nutrient depletion, stopping the spreading of last years disease and pests, creating good soil structure/water infiltration, and letting the soil rest were a few benefits discussed. As zucchini and tomatoes grow it is recognized that they weren’t in the same spot last year.
– Ranger Dan