From the Courtyard Garden: Buena Regional Middle School

This is the first blog from the Courtyard Garden at Buena Regional Middle garden 2 (1)

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” competition next October.

The strawberry popcorn raised bed was planted last Thursday. We hope to be popping next September. A bed of asparagus crowns was also put in.

Mrs. Heutas and her class have the Salsa Bed planted and growing. When mature, the jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro that is planted will be processed by the students into salsa.

Our wonderful librarian Ms. Kristina and her group volunteered to maintain a Victorian Garden utilizing one of the beds. The culinary herbs: rosemary, lavender, mint, basil, and chives will be planted.

Ms. Magnuson and her art class are interested in planting and maintaining a dye plant garden next year. That is they will use the plants grown to dye the cloth used for their projects.

The rye covercrop is starting to mature. We intend to harvest the tops and thresh out the grain for crackers.

Mr. Woodruff and his class has a bed of blueberries.

The garlic and shallot bed is doing well as are the other beds of veges.

The other beds have watermelons, tomatoes, peppers, radishes, herbs, and squash.

There is going to be a lot to pick over the summer.

Hummingbirds have been hitting the feeders.

We are now composting the garden’s materials on site.

Head out to the Courtyard Garden and check out what’s growing on…

The Courtyard. 


Great photos from Summer 2013’s harvest

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