Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Today was our second day back at the garden since Spring Break. It's so exciting to see all the new growth that has occurred in the last week. Everything has shot up and we're finally starting to see the appearance of vegetables. We spent the morning with Ms. Ash and Ms. Knight's 5th and 3rd grade classes. We watered everything and spent a lot of time looking at the changes to the garden and weeding grass from underneath the mulch. It's tough work and gets tedious after some time, but the kids seem to really enjoy it. We also did activities learning about the parts of the plants and applied it to the plants growing in our garden. It was really nice to have the kids come back out after the break because they seem to have a renewed interest and enthusiasm for our Peace Patch. We also had a visitor from the school district's TV station. It's really cool that there's so much public interest in our project and we hope that it will expand people's interest in gardening. The afternoon was spent watering the beds again (it's finally getting hot enough that the plants really need more water) and weeding some more. All in all, it was a really productive day and its really nice to be back.