Beginning the Growing Season ~ 2016!

This year’s growing season started by adding two additional beds to the garden and showing kids how to start a raised bed form scratch. They laid plastic, poked holes for drainage, and added layers of organic potting soil and compost for proper growth. Some of the compost added came from our own compost bin which we started last year. After school, kids learned to plant seeds, learned how to transplant seedlings and how to feed the garden a mix of organic vegetable food. After eight weeks, students were able to see the progress, harvesting twelve lettuces, eight beets, and ten broccolis! By the end of the spring, they were quizzed to asses how much had they absorbed from the lessons.

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