Early in June a large group of community members came together to plant our school garden. Mandy Walsh, our garden coordinator and school librarian, had organized groups to plant sections of the garden. Some were dedicated teachers, some parents and children, friends and other community volunteers.
The garden had already been generously fertilized and tilled by area farmers and sets of plants were also donated. We are so lucky to live in a supportive farm community!
It was a very hot dry day and watering cans were filled by a brigade of children. Each plant got a little drink of water before being placed into the ground. Mandy mapped out specific plots for the veggies. Some of the more tempting crops were fenced off from visiting animals. Black plastic had been laid down to keep weeds away and holes were cut into it for planting tomatoes. This will keep the young tomatoes warm and weed free as they get established.
At our school everyone is involved in and supportive of the garden. Our custodian, Adam visited to talk with Mandy about watering during the dry summer days.
COMING SOON: Chickens at the garden and growing updates!