Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Another new group of Eckerd students ventured out on this sunny Wednesday to continue preparing the garden for cultivation and outdoor classrooms. Weeding in and around the beds was still our primary task, and everyone went to it with fervor! The crew cleaned up all the beds and made serious dents in the relentless grass around the perimeter. The compost piles are already filled with dried out grass. The fun didn't stop there; we welcomed a lovely okra plant, our first transplant of the new semester. The new outdoor shed is a wonderful addition, and the Eckerd students who've never seen the garden before thoroughly enjoyed their time in the bare but beautiful garden. We all agree on one thing though, the edible schoolyard is missing the kids. We can't wait to bring them out and get started!