This is the first blog from the Courtyard Garden at Buena Regional Middle School. When you gaze out the window you can see there is quite a bit growing on. I’ll give you a quick glance. The giant pumpkins, A.K.A. “Middle School Monsters”, have been planted and are popping out of the ground. If all goes well there will be a “Guess the Weight”
Our school (Atlantic County Special Services, has 5 different garden areas, 1 – aromatic herbs and a Zen garden area created this year with a community tree expert, 2 – Vegetables: Tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant and radishes, 3 – fruit: strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, 4 – butterfly garden, and 5 – an English style garden with perennial and annual flowers our students cut and
The H.A. Marsh School Garden in Absecon, NJ is in full bloom. The Green Team of Absecon, volunteered their time to rebuild our old garden beds and create new ones. Our garden club and third grade team helped to fill our beds with Eco-soil and transplant our seedlings into our new beds. We now have nine beds filled with strawberries, lettuce, swiss chard, arugula,
We are busy here at Dawes Avenue School (Somers Point, NJ) eating as many fruits and vegetables as we can so we can feed the worms in our worm farm. Students are learning that we depend on the “lowly” worm to both help our plants get sufficient water and nutrients and to decompose our leftovers so we don’t end up knee deep in garbage.
This is our 3rd year with raised bed garden project. Our vegetable gardens got off to SLOW start this year. The Talent 21 project was delayed in planting sugar snap peas in the first 2 gardens for 2-3 weeks. The eighth graders build mini-greenhouses and plant seeds under the greenhouses in 2 of the raised bed gardens. Because of the cold weather, we had
Mrs. Garrett is back with an update on the Texas Avenue School Garden: Well, it’s soon to be June and we have good news and bad news. Our garden is completely planted. We have two planters of various tomatoes, squash, peppers, peas and cucumbers. However, we are not so sure our cucumbers and peas are going to make it. We are struggling this year.
SPRING HAS FINALLY SPUNG! The garden for Texas Ave. School is underway. School Garden coordinator Flossie Garrett checks in to give an update on their school garden: I have to say that I found this year’s opening meeting very interesting. (AtlantiCare Healthy Schools’ Annual School Garden Kick Off Meeting, held February, 2014) So much, that I decided to piggy back off of one of
Garden Beets: Did you know? Both the beet root and leaves are edible! The Northfield Community School Garden Club spent several weeks developing a plan for a successful spring garden. Our plan is based on the concept of square foot gardening. We began by getting our greenhouse ready and purchasing soil, seeds and a few starter plants. We also received a barrel from a
Although we got off to a slow start this year due to the weather our gardens here at Cleary Elementary School (located in Minotola, NJ) are looking good. Our radishes and lettuce were slow to come up but they are doing very well now. The students started everything from seed so the plants that we started indoors are doing great. We grew five types
We’re getting a great jump on things with our gardens here in Chelsea Heights this year. We started tomato, pepper, kale, spinach and various herb seeds for use in the garden using a grow light setup. We will also be growing pinto beans that our students grew as a science project. I’m not sure how much our bean plants will yield, but I read