Sprouts!

Mother Nature has been kind to us lately… beautiful sunny days, cool nights and plenty of rain. As a result, our spring garden is starting to sprout! The squash sprouts just exploded out of the soil after the rain on Wed 2/22… The spinach sprouts are also making an appearance. You’ll notice our plastic snakes…

Marigolds

These bright orange Marigolds have been a nice addition to the garden bed near the building. In addition to providing a burst of color, these pungent musky scented flowers are said to help to repel a variety of garden pests both above ground (i.e. mosquitoes, beetles) and underground (nematodes).

Why Should Kids Garden?

What does a garden add to a school’s learning environment? Isn’t the primary goal to teach kids reading, writing and arithmetic? Isn’t a waste of valuable instructional time to have the kids out digging around in the dirt? According to many experts, just the opposite is true! A report from the College of Design at…

Sugar Snap Peas

One of the success stories from our early planting is our sugar snap pea crop. These little guys got off to a slow start due to the lack of rain in the Fall, but within the past month they have really taken off. An early winter move also seemed to agree with them – they…

Herb Garden

Our little Spring Herb Garden has found its home on the south side of the 8′ bed. The bed gets about 6 hours of full sun in the morning, and the building will block the hot afternoon sun. Our herb garden contains Rosemary, Parsley, Thyme, Fennel and Oregano.

Viola Flowers

Viola flowers (also known as Pansies) are a wonderful addition to our garden. These tough little customers add color and style! According to Wikipedia, a German fable tells how the Pansy lost its perfume… “Originally pansies would have been very fragrant, growing wild in fields and forests. It was said that people would trample the…