Just a reminder that our next meeting is this Wednesday, March 21st at 4pm to 5pm in the auditorium. Child care/snacks provided in library (or hopefully outside!).
We have Jessica Romer from Denver Urban Gardens and Gigia Kolouch from Slow Food Denver joining us. I would also like to form a few small groups: Garden Club (Cooking), Grow Labs, and Garden Prep.
Garden Club: Garden Club permission forms went out today. We are scheduled to start on Wednesday, April 4th, after school. I will have a calendar/sign up sheet for all the upcoming dates at Wednesday’s meeting. Each meeting we try and have a science portion, a literally/history piece, and a cooking/nutrition demo. We can set up our new light table to grow transplants in Marisa Flood’s 4th grade classroom.
Grow Labs: A Grow Lab sign up sheet is in the main office. We should know all the teachers that want a lab by the end of this week. Whole Foods Tamarac donated an entire pallet of soil (which happens to be in our drive way!). We also have tons of seeds, including salad, tomatoes and peppers.
Garden Prep Team: Sue Williams is having kids work on garden clean up during recess. The kids are doing a great job! Our fall planted garlic is sprouting. As of today, spinach (very tasty by the way), some onions and thyme survived the winter in the school garden! The kids are also cleaning up the community side.
- Set a date for Garden Prep (typically a Saturday morning in April).
- Make remaining wooden signs for garden plots (painted purple), including painted red ones for our community gardeners. *students can paint them in Art class
- Discuss early planting: peas, lettuce, spinach, radishes.
- Teacher sign-up: I have a sign up sheet for teachers interested in having their class plant a plot.
- 2012 Garden Plot Map: I will bring in the seeds we have so far and a list of what I have ordered.
- Pavers: We need pavers to define walking areas through the plots. We have some already, but can use more donations.
- Compost: a team of 4th graders would like to donate compost tumblers to the school.
Thanks everyone! Hopefully see you this Wednesday at 4pm!
Our newly renamed Heather Regan Community Garden at Bradley International is thriving in its’ fourth year! We will yield the highest harvest to date this summer into the fall. Our school garden is maintained 100% from volunteers—students, parents, grandparents, staff, and community gardeners. Our garden program also supports nutrition education and cooking demonstrations. Bradley receives significant support from Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) and Slow Food Denver for educational workshops, seeds and supplies, and community volunteers.