Spring to Summer CitySprouts Garden Update

Spring to Summer CitySprouts Garden Update
Posted on 06/12/2015
I hope you are well and excited for the imminent summer break. Signs of summer are popping up all over our garden:
  • The strawberries are finally turning red!
  • Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, basil, and sweet potatoes are settled into the ground for a sunny season of growing. Look for them when you return in September!
  • The raspberries are starting to produce fruit!
  • The pumpkins have sprouted!
  • Our meadow garden has adopted a vibrant purple color!
  • Our students and teachers are making the most of the peak of the solar season: 
Stacey deSimone's class planted a traditional Native American Three Sisters Bed of corn, beans, and squash. They even added a fish head for fertilizer! Neil diMaio's class prepared for their field trip to Fresh Pond by having a garden bio-blitz, in which they identified as many different species of animals, plants and fungus that they could find. The Children's House classes harvested spring greens for a special salad party!
Although there are only a few weeks left in the school year, there is still much to be experienced in our garden. I am at Tobin on Wednesday mornings (8:00 - 11:30) and Friday afternoons (12:00 - 4:30). Stop by and check it out! Thanks & see you in the garden!

–Greg Beach, Garden Coordinator, City Sprouts