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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Our First Fall Semester!

The Eckerd Crew is back in action this fall semester with a whole new group! Today was our first day back on site since we all came back to school last week. Myself(Donnelle) and another original Edible Schoolyard member(Erika) were joined by two new members(Keaton and Kait). Since the kids aren't going to be coming out yet, and Tuesday has no afternoon shift, we were the only group to be out there today. While we were unable to do our original task of getting more mulch, we set out to pull the grass that grew in since Autumn Term. While doing this we got a very big suprise - our shed arrived! We were overjoyed that the Pinellas County Schools were able to donate this shed to us and as soon as it was ready we set out to take everything from the much overused closet to our new, spacious shed.

While the grass still has a lot of work that needs to be put into it, we managed our time by doing that as well as planting seeds and watering. We were able to plant some seeds that I started in napkins and water at home, as well as some eggplant. I have tomatoes started as well, but every bed seems to have baby tomato plants in them and we aren't entirely sure how they got there! Nonetheless, today was a hard day of work, but at the end we were very happy with all we accomplished. A great way to start the year!

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