Saturday, November 22, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Getting Ready For Spring 2014 Planting

We are happy to have Susan Parker back with us. Happy planting and cooking!

So much was lost in the BIG freeze over the winter break. We are getting ready to plant some seedlings of collards, cabbage collards, tomatoes, and sweet onions. We are happy to say that the broccoli and collards made it.

We had to excavate the dead tomato plants, sweet potatoes, sunflowers, and other flowers. Some carrots were saved and studied by the new second grade class.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What's Coming Up in the Gardens?

To be planted in the fall gardens are onions, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce and tomatoes. The garden currently has some eggplant ready to be harvested soon. We tried using water boiled with onion and garlic to kill some bugs on the plants. Perhaps the mixture was not quite potent enough because the insects were back in a day or two. The mixture is repellent to them, but to me it smelled like the beginnings of spaghetti sauce!

Now         and then....  
Fourth grade students planted a mandarin orange tree on Monday, September 30, 2013. They worked hard and managed to keep all the fruit on the tree. A job well done is all to be said.

Monday, September 16, 2013

The School Year 2013 2014


Today September 16, 2013, a new group of food adventurers made a trip to the gardens so that they could get them ready for planting. The jobs were to pull out dead plants, turn the soil and look for vegetables that could be used in the kitchen.

When we went to the kitchen we found a few things to make a Hurricane Pie. It is called this because it is a pie that might be able to make without electricity. Unfortunately, our pie did not turn out so well. We used almond milk, vanilla pudding and a graham cracker crust. The pudding did not set up correctly, but it tasted alright in a cup.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

News Flash! Hugh Radishes Found in Gardens!

April 22, 2013

Second grade students have been spotted measuring the sizes of their radish crop this spring. The fourth graders were seen admiring the radishes. There are big plans for radish salads for the culinary kitchen. Way to go!