Last week, our family help put in the new garden at elementary school across the street, thanks to donated dirt and vegetables that Justin snagged from a local nursery.
Farmer D helped prepare the soil and Farmer J assisted the kids with planting: lettuce, kale and some wheatgrass. Beautiful day, dirt and eager kids who loved getting their hands dirty. What more could a person ask to kick off the fist week of Spring?
In fact, we are very proud to say that our neighborhood school, inspired by its neighbors (wonder who? LOL) is only one badge away from becoming a GREEN RIBBON school.
Their new “nature playground” not only (now) has a vegetable garden but boast:
“Gone is the asphalt and concrete that had been the play area for many years. In its place are uneven stepping stumps, a redwood cookie floor, a twisted tree trunk balance beam, classroom garden boxes, a dry creek bed, a bench surrounding their 100 year old magnolia tree, garden beds filled with native California plants to attract humming birds, bees and butterflies, bird houses for the local Pasadena bird population, and a natural shelter that serves as a playhouse for the children. “
Thank you to readers who donated, your support is greatly appreciated.
PS We will be back next week to finish planting the last bed.