If you hadn't heard the exciting news, the Lowell Learning Garden received $1400, from both community donations, and a challenge grant through $eedMoney. The money raised will be going towards the purchase of a garden shed, where garden tools and materials will be stored.
We are planning a "Shed Installment + Garden Clean Up" Work Day! The work day will take place on Sunday, May 7th @ 1pm - 4pm. There is a need for 10 volunteers or more to help with the shed installation, weeding, preparing the garden beds, and general help with cleaning up the garden area. (Possibly a painting project, as well.) Please email Kathleen McGah if you can help: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes have been taking full advantage of the learning garden this school year, with our District Garden Coordinator, Judy Fallows, as their guide! Here are just a few examples of what some classes have done in the garden already, from Judy:
K and PreK students had a "meetup" in late August, before the start of school, and got to pick cherry tomatoes in the garden. They had a great time!
As part of the 3rd grade curriculum, students learn of the Three Sisters Garden; a Native American companion planting technique. Word has it it was going strong in the fall, with pole beans climbing up the corn stalks and some squash plants trailing on the ground underneath!
5th grade got to harvest some corn, which was dry corn in several colors, even some light blue kernels on one variety.
Please email Kathleen McGah if you can help out: email@example.com