It’s déjà vu all over again! Another cold, wet spring has delayed our planting of the cool weather lettuces and radishes. This year, we used a 3 tier grow-lab to start plants indoors, so we were able to get some of our cool weather crops in the ground around April 16th, almost a month later than we planned to. The students enjoyed learning how
Spring has finally sprung again at Venice Park School in Atlantic City! Our preschoolers have been hard at work on our vegetable gardens! In early April, we braved the chilly temperatures and planted a few different cold weather seeds, including radishes, broccoli, beets, kale, snow peas, Swiss chard and spinach. The students loved working in the soil, planting the tiny seeds, and watering them.
The students at the Ocean City Primary School have been busy getting ready for their new gardens! Throughout the year, the second grade classes have learned about the fruits and vegetables that can be grown here. They listened to speakers explain how to properly plant a garden and the value of eating the “fruits of their labor”- a healthy plate. These hard working students
After a long, cold winter, spring has made its entrance at the OCIS school garden! Mid-April, students and staff tilled and weeded the soil and planted a variety of veggies: several types of lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale, and two new foods for this year, arugula and collard greens. The strawberries plants from last year’s planting are working their tendrils through the beds and
The Galloway Township Middle School’s garden club has been busy preparing the garden for this growing season. A record twenty-four students have signed up and are participating in the club this year. They represent a wide swath of the school population and have shown impressive teamwork. The club worked together to gain a deeper understanding of USDA hardiness zones and interpreting the information on
Here we are mid-April still waiting to spend quality time outside. Between the cold and the rain we haven’t been outside yet but we are spending quality time in the classroom learning about plant parts and photosynthesis. We have a bumper crop of tomato plants just waiting for the last frost to pass. Gardens teach us how to have faith. I didn’t think the
Students at Cleary Elementary started the spring planting season with a robust day out cleaning the planting beds and planting spring seedlings. Lettuce, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts were planted. The students work weekly to remove all small weeds and check the soil for watering. We are looking forward to a bounty of spring harvest.
Environmental Sustainability is an honors level course offered at Cedar Creek High School. Students taking this course have been working closely to determine the best use of the funds acquired from AtlantiCare and the Healthy Schools program. The course focuses on the social, economic, ethical, and scientific efforts that help bring human existence into balance with the natural world. Students will explore the challenge
Establishment of the new Atlantic Christian School edible school garden is underway with enthusiastic involvement by our faculty and staff, students, volunteers, and local businesses. Lowe’s of Egg Harbor Township, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority and Galloway Nursery have joined AtlantiCare in providing valuable contributions to the ACS school garden. We have also applied for a grant for plants and other materials from the
Every year, members of the Catawba Project plant various seeds into our gardens. Not only are seeds planted, but also ideas about new ways to enjoy the benefits of gardening. With this, every year our new ideas flourish into beautiful flowers. This year, the Catawba Project decided to try a classic gardening technique…called “square foot gardening.” Courageous students are armed with rulers and string,