Winter 2016 Update

posted Mar 12, 2016, 11:02 PM by John Fisher   [ updated Mar 12, 2016, 11:02 PM ]
Rain and Rain and Rain!!! Thank you rain!!!

It is great to see the garden flourishing and not having to water over the winter. 

Big Thanks! to 2nd Grade IS Student Iphie's dad, Barkley Smith, for helping to put a new roof on the seed house and to 1st Grader Nash's grandma, Judy Stevens, for attacking the weeds in the garden.

Thanks to Big Creek Lumber for donating wood for benches and our new roof!

Here's What We've Been Up To In The Garden Lately
Lower grades have been observing the sun and tracking shadows; learning and about the senses and comparing and contrasting differences in the garden; harvesting greens; caring for worms; and sowing seeds. Older grades have been doing some of the same and also tracking different treatments on growth rates of native plant seedlings. These plants will be planted out for native habitat restoration. We started observing the fruit trees as they are coming in to bloom and have also planted and studied flowering bulbs. Did you know if you cut a tulip bulb in half it can still grow? That's what we have observed! We wonder what the flowers will look like!