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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

~Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.~
                                               Nathaniel Hawthorne

It was a beautiful day in the garden today.  We had two classes come out.  The first was a kindergarten class (coincidentally the same class I worked with last semester!), and the second was a first grade class (a class with which one of my fellow gardeners worked last semester!).  They are such a great group of kids, smiling and bouncing into the garden and then showering Carly, Alina, and I with hugs when the time comes to leave the garden.  Today was a particularly hug-filled day, as we won't be seeing them for three weeks.  Eckerd's Spring Break is next week and theirs is the week after that.  

Today we taught a lesson on decomposers and butterflies.  At the end, the students made their own butterflies out of coffee filters, clothes pins, and pipe cleans.  I am sorry to say I did not think to get a picture of the beautiful creations.  

With our two classes out for as long as they are, we do not have a whole lot of time for garden maintenance but we were able to water our very thirsty garden.  The newly-planted sunflowers and recently transplanted basil are coming in very nicely!

That's all for now!




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