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Gardening

Spring Run is Growing…a Spring Garden that is! 

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After raising $940 with this year’s herb sale, fourth graders have been busy planting flowers to beautify our school and are learning all about healthy eating and where our food comes from by planting vegetable gardens.




garden photo 2We are growing a wide variety of healthy veggies including lettuce, kale, spring onions, eggplant, zucchini, squash, tomatoes and even watermelon! We have two 12 X 16 outdoor gardens where the plants are growing in regular soil, as well as 3 areoponic tower gardens in the courtyard. In the areoponic gardens nutrients are added to the water and circulated throughout the system using a pump-no soil is needed.


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These units are currently being tested by NASA to grow fresh veggies for astronauts on future space missions. We are using our measuring skills and keeping track of plant growth in both gardens to see which method produces the best crops. Stay tuned for weekly updates.

 


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In addition to purchasing plants and tools for our gardens, this year we are using herb money to purchase a grill for our school, and a new tool shed for our indoor courtyard. Thanks to everyone who ordered herbs this year and made our projects possible!