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CitySprouts Update: May 2015

CitySprouts Update: May 2015
Posted on 05/22/2015
garden groupThe strawberries are blooming, which means that summer time (and delicious strawberries to snack on) is not far away. The solar season is upon us and the plants are growing splendidly. 

Here's a bit of what's going on in our garden:
  • Radishes and all kinds of greens are ready to be harvested.
  • Herbs such as mint, oregano, cilantro, chives, and lavender are all available for tasting, comparing, and describing.
  • We will be planting warm weather crops (tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, etc) and will need all the help we can get to keep our garden full as we move into summer.
  • Our Garden Giant Mushrooms have finally sprouted! This fungus is a great tool to teach students about decomposition and the kingdoms of life.
Our students and teachers are hard at work in the garden, too:
  • The Children's House students learned about simple machines by using our screw (compost), wheel and axle (wheelbarrow), and lever (shovel) garden tools.
  • Lower Elementary students have used the garden as a space to practice their writing and sketching skills.
  • Students in Sarah Rosenberg's media class are working diligently on their media projects, which will document growth in the spring garden (see photo above).
  • There is still plenty that needs to be done in the garden!