Despite today's bitter cold and snow showers, students are starting to ready Evergreen's Peace Garden for the coming growing season. As always, it amazes me how much a small, dedicated group of kids can accomplish in a short period of time. In just 30 minutes, this crew of seventh graders fixed up our seed starting tables and readied over 20 + flats for starting seeds. We cleaned debris that winter storms had left behind in our raised beds and picked up wayward trash that had been blown through the garden fencing.
All of this work is to be sure the beds are ready when it's warm enough to begin planting. Down in the lower grades, our K and 1st graders are beginning to make garden plans. Thanks to Sow True Seeds, each child has their very own seed catalog for planning. Step one is to find vegetables you like to eat and cut out their picture. Step two, find a vegetable you have never tried before and cut out its picture.
This week in Environmental Education enrichment classes we will begin layering our images onto our "birds eye view" map of our garden. Stay tuned for more stories and pictures from Evergreen's Peace Garden!