Tag Archives: school garden

Hay, Hay, Hay.

I went to the feed store.  Because I’m living out this fantasy of being some sort of a farmer.  Small scale, doable garden teacher farmer.  Define that.  Anywho, I went in search of pine straw, elusive pine straw to mulch … Continue reading

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Kitchen Gardening

Yesterday, we made ants on a log with celery, sunbutter and raisins. Delish. And then we planted the base of the celery in our garden beds. The kids are fascinated by kitchen gardening. We determined what would and would not … Continue reading

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Guerilla Gardening, Bursts and Happy Hippies.

Our school has a wildflower patch along the front entryway.  We planted it a few years ago with the help of the Florida Wildflower Association.  It’s zero maintenance, drought tolerant, awesome for beneficials and eye-catching.  After all of the bad … Continue reading

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Eat a homegrown salad, kids. Add some edible flowers.

Our middle school garden class harvested heads of lettuce today and made themselves salads.  We added baby Swiss chard and celery that was ripe for the picking from the beds.  For an interesting twist, I brought in homegrown edible nasturtiums.  … Continue reading

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Fridge Flowers

We’re off to the Lake Mary Farmers’ Market to sell flowers and veggies from our school garden. My monkeys wanted to know why there were flowers in the fridge 🙂 To keep ’em fresh, silly.

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Chicken Wings and Terrariums

In garden club today, we set up a full-on outdoor classroom.  Our school garden is a work-in-progress, it was started last year and operates on a shoestring budget.  Usually, we walk out on Wednesday afternoon to our two raised beds … Continue reading

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Sweat equity.

Today, Beanie and I went to check on the garden at his school.  I offered all three of my kiddos the opportunity to work with me on the beds for a few hours and Beanie was the only one who … Continue reading

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