Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bring Your Succulent Cuttings & Your Old Shoes!!


Our Fabulous Art Teacher, Allison Bell has begun collecting succulents for a California Native Plant Garden we will start in the spring, it will be located behind the auditorium, near the PE equipment bathrooms. We are really excited about this new garden !




The overall plan is to create a space that has an ornamental and artistic feel using recycled shoes with succulent cuttings planted inside them. We would love to have some shelving built to house them. Alison is also working with her students to create birdhouses with gourds she has recently acquired that will be displayed in the native garden as well. In addition we would like to have seating, benches with some shade, and eventually large raised mound's housing California Native plants. Succulents are so easy to grow. Just snip off a piece from your favorite plant at home and bring it to school. Alison has two boxes outside her classroom where she is collecting both items of request. If you have a moment have Alison show you the first official shoe and succulent that her students have recently created. We are very excited about this project, but we can't accomplish this without our school community, so please bring what you can!

We will be having a work day in all the gardens on Saturday April 5th and would like to start setting up the new native garden at that time. Look for our next post for more details on that day.

One last request, if there are any carpenters out there that would like to donate some time to build shelves & a few benches, we would love to have you ! Please contact Amy or Annie for more information.

2 comments:

B said...

I love the shoe planter!!

Awesome! I just finished my 8th year teaching and have found that plants are a really good teaching tool!

I also found some good resources here:

http://www.howtodothings.com/education/how-to-grow-plants-in-the-classroom

http://www.howtodothings.com/education/how-to-do-gardening-science-fair-projects

http://www.howtodothings.com/education/how-to-plan-a-garden-for-kids

Have fun!

lydiafdc said...

Wonderful...you guys are so darn creative! This will be a cool and unique addition to the gardens.