Posts from the ‘Gardening’ Category

Earth Day

Take a peek at our Earth Day Work Party.

So much fun (and hard work) for everyone!

Thank you, thank you.

Village Green

Check out our trip to Village Green Perennial Nursery in preparation for our Earth Day work day.

So much fun!

Did you know?  I love Chiccckkkeeeeeeeeeeeeeeens!

 

ROOTS: A Study

As we were clearing out our garden this winter, we discovered that hidden under all of our bountiful goodness, were the sustaining life force behind our food.  Thus a study of roots began.

Here are some of our observations:

We *HEART* Village Green Perennial Nursery

Going to plant our garden.  Thank you Village Green Perennial Nursery.

Earth Day Flower Bombing: Guerilla Art in Progress

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We frequently practice guerilla art around our neighborhood – we make chalk prints, we hang our drawings and we give telephone poles and rocks eyes, nose and a mouth. We have also created structures in parks and on the beach.

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We also try to take care of our neighborhood and we take trash bags out on a regular basis to try and keep our neighborhood cleaned up – wow, is that a chore in our neck of the woods.

So, we thought for earth day we would put the two together and try to do a little guerilla gardening. In preparation we made seed bombs.

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Paul, Tricia and I broke out some fresh seedling soil, dug up some clay from the hillside, sprinkled seeds and made dozens of seed bombs for tossing into unsuspecting park and rides, empty lots, and abandoned houses.

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We also plan to work on the flower beds around the school – pulling weeds and planting wild flowers.

Our classroom garden is also coming along. We are building, beautifying and growing starts. We planted our peas and some nasturtium a couple of weeks ago. The peas are poking up here and there.

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We are also growing Shitaki and Lion’s Mane mushrooms in the classroom.

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We are planning to visit Village Green Nursery just up the way, to get the bulk of our starts but we also would love any donations of starts from our families. Last year we fed our entire class and their families from our garden during our formal dinner party. We hope to be able to pull this off once again.

Watch out for joyous, blooming, friendly bombs tomorrow as our sharp shooters scour the neighborhood and send a little living love shout-out on earth day.

Garden Booty

Loving Our Earth – EVERYDAY!

Photos by Michelle & Harriette

Garden Love

On the last day of school before spring break, we decided to begin the day with journaling. Everyone set to it and at the large table as I walked around; everyone was drawing “battles”, which is one of the favorite things to draw in our classroom. We usually let the kid’s journal whatever they want but sometimes I want to shake things up a bit.

So, I requested that the kids draw their fantasy garden – what they would like to see in our garden as we begin to plant. I showed them the seeds I had already gotten and they set to work. Everyone took part and some incredible drawings were made. Some limes, oranges and Venus Fly Traps showed up – I did say fantasy didn’t I?

After the drawings were complete, we planted some seeds inside to watch them grow. When we get back, we are going to dig out the weeds and get our garden ready for peas and nasturtium.

Oh, spring!

Garden Art

Trisha brought us a lovely bowl of art to study and then to use as inspiration for making our own.

We looked at all the layers and got so many ideas.

We split into two groups. One pot was white and flat.

The other was glass so we can see growth from below as well.

She also brought in this beautiful magnolia branch. I’ll take more photos as it blooms.

Ah, spring is on the way.

Working in the Yard

Today Jason helped us set up shop – our wood shop that is:

We also uncovered the crocus that are poking up from under the hay covering our garden:

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