Spring is here and it’s time to start our seeds!
Thank You to the NWTA for donating money to purchase the seeds for the garden this year. Another big Thank You to members of the community who have volunteered to help with our individual elementary classrooms.
***Spring cleaning: Saturday morning, April 28, 8 – 9:30 a.m***
Bring your own tools if possible.
Rain date: Tuesday right after school. 3:00 – 4:00.
Hope to see you there!
Studio Art Class went outside to the school garden and did a line drawing of a sunflower. Students then drew a contour line around the negative space of the flower and repeated drawing lines until they ran out of space.
Elementary students had a chance to get their hands dirty in the garden this week when everybody pitched in for a batch of fresh vegetable soup. Pre-K through 2nd grade students picked vegetables which were washed and chopped by 3rd – 5th graders and delivered to the school kitchen for a delicious vegetable soup.
Kinder-"Garderners" Harvest the Garden
Keep an eye on the blog next week for some of the writing and art work that students are doing focused on our garden.
After another successful volunteer work day, our walkway is in place and the center bed is prepared. We can’t wait for students to see what’s growing and have a little sampling next week!
Some of North Warren’s Basketball players learned a new type of “pick” today. After practice, they headed over to the garden to collect crops for the Food Pantry. With the help from Master Gardener Charlotte Hewitt, the boys harvested Radishes, Beans, Peas, and Lettuce today. Thanks Guys!
Our garden is growing by leaps and bounds! We have lettuce, beans, and radishes ready to donate to the food pantry. Want to lend a hand with the harvest? We’ll be picking this Thursday morning, July 28th at 10:00 am.
July 2nd was a perfect morning to be in the garden. A group of 8 people from the community and the school had a “planting party” and filled the raised beds with donated seeds and seedlings. We should have a lot of nice vegetables for the students to harvest this fall. We planted peppers, peas, beans, tomatoes, kale, brussel sprouts, lettuce, chard, radishes, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, a large variety of herbs and, of course, sunflowers. The next step in this project is to make sure we get a fence around our plants before the deer find this garden and make a salad bar out of it. We will keep you posted.
Volunteers are always needed to help weed and maintain the garden. Everyone and anyone can be a volunteer. Stop by any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday morning between 8:00 – 9:30. Hope to see you there.
Thanks again to the many people and businesses that have helped our school get this project in the ground. We could not have done it without you.
Late morning on June 28, 2011, some of North Warren’s future basketball superstars helped at the new garden behind the school. JV and Varsity basketball players, who had just finished a rigorous workout, were asked by Mrs. Kubaryk, North Warren’s middle school social studies teacher to shovel dirt. The dirt went into raised beds made previously by the Roots and Shoots garden group. Donations of dirt and horse poop from Ridin’ Hi Ranch and Nemecs kept the boys busy shoveling. Horse poop, which is in some of the dirt, is a key ingredient for growing big, healthy vegetables.
Submitted by: Christian Lewis & Phillip Cooper, Grade 8
The beds are filled and ready to plant! Come help in the Garden:
***Planting Party Saturday July 2, starting at 8:00 am.***