Monday, October 12, 2009

Kids in the Garden!

This is what it's all about.
The SDCCS kids get to work in the dirt, plant, grow, tend, harvest, eat, cook, and share.
From seed to table!!
Here are just a few pictures of the goings on the garden over the past few weeks.
Many things have been planted: peas, parsley, lettuce, swiss chard, collard greens, radishes, carrots, tomatoes, lambs quarters and green onions.
We still have broccoli, cauliflower, artichoke, potatoes, malibar spinach, fava beans and more of the above to plant. AND the plan is to KEEP ON PLANTING!!! Every 3 weeks or so. The idea is to have a continuous harvest!

Come one come all...volunteers, kids, teachers, parents!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Another Successful Workday in the Garden!

Lots of eager hands and willing hearts showed up on Saturday to construct a new, well-organized composting area & to re-build raised beds out of mortar and rock in the Kinder-GARDEN!
With our Cooperative spirit, our Garden Program keeps improving. We expect there to be a substantial amount of food planted and tended by our kids this year, along with several parents & teachers to guide them.

And as a parent at the school for 8 years I just have to say...we should all be very PROUD!

We are part of the solution...teaching our kids, by example, that work and community is important and that
much can be accomplished by caring for our world through organic gardening and the slow food movement. For the third year now, the children at SDCCS, especially those in the younger grades, have been able to spend a lot of time in the garden and are learning the benefits of growing food & EATING lots of vegetables. We feel this will not only benefit them now, but in the future as well.

Thank you
to every one who helped this past weekend and who want to volunteer in the future. It is proving already to be a very worthwhile endeavor.
We STILL need parent volunteers to take small numbers of kids out the garden every week for 1/2 hour of tending/harvesting/observation in the middle school. If you are interested, contact Amy Zink (e-mail at right).
Thanks again for the wonderful work....see you in the garden!