Girl Scouts

January 18, 2017 Troop 4614 are small, yet mighty! These girls teamed up to move half the pile of dirt and top off the garden beds! Wheelbarrows were too heavy when full for these girls to push. They improvised by filling up several pots with dirt, wheeling them over, and dumping them into each bed. Getting it done! Thanks girl scouts! Upon exiting the garden we ran into Mrs. Ott who released a new monarch into the garden for its first drink of nectar. Beautiful day! Continue reading Girl Scouts

Courtyard cleanup

January 12, 2017 We are back after winter break and found two wonderful volunteers to assemble the deck box for the courtyard Garden. Thank you Leo Oberting and Daniel Gunn! We have storage! Yayyyy! We also had two wonderful volunteers to clean up the courtyard of all the leaves that have fallen over winter break. During the process we found a wonderful monarch chrysalis. Thank you Mikaeli Zuza and Michele Magonigle! Continue reading Courtyard cleanup

Mulch and more

10/24/2016 We decided to lay mulch around the beds for several reasons 1) Prevention of grass and weeds (we didn’t want to mow, basically). Keep it low-maintenance! 2) We needed a surface that was wheelchair accessible, and although not ideal, it does the job. (I have been able to roll my stroller on to the mulch and it does get stuck occasionally.) 3) We could afford it! This really should have been up at #1. The area we needed to mulch was quite large — spreading around eight garden beds, the pergola which is 20 feet by 20 feet, and … Continue reading Mulch and more

First planting

January 20, 2017 The first veggies went into the ground at the Learning Garden! We have been working YEARS for this day. Thrilled to see this day arrive. The honor went to Mrs. Schultes 3rd grade class who measured correct spacing, dug the correct sized holes, and planted, then watered. What vegetables did they plant, you ask? Cabbages! Bonnie Plants provided all 3rd graders with tiny plants for their annual cabbage contest. Each student can plant, water, care for their plant and track growth. Winners can receive ¬†$1,000, well worth the small effort! More Bonnie Plant Cabbage Contest¬†information available here. … Continue reading First planting