Monday, December 5, 2016

Prepping for the Big Cool Down

The weather is getting ready to take a turn for colder temps, so our farmers learned about warm season and cool season crops. Some friends harvested the last of our peppers, others smashed pumpkins for our compost, 4th grade measured perimeter and area of the garden beds and 5th grade studied the components of soil. Mrs. Diggs (our beloved Master Gardener) stopped in for a quick lesson about bugs on the farm too. We enjoyed the last week of warm sun and light breezes, while we made the garden ready to take on winter's first big blast. 

Bundle up! The cold is on its way. Brr...,

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thankful Are We

This time of the year is the time to reflect and give back. Our student farmers did just that! Sixth grade learned about gleaning and put it in action. They harvested 27 pounds of food from the giving garden and we donated it to Network Ministries. They also picked an abundance of lettuce and swiss chard, bagged it up and gave it to some Primary students. Many classes harvested their crops before the frost came and all of them picked farm fresh herbs and made bundles so that they could contribute to their feasts at home. We learned about what it really means to be thankful and celebrated all that we are thankful for.

Everyday we give thanks for our garden and all that grows there! Thanks to all who keep us growing!