Planting Fall and Spring Gardens
In September and March we plant our Fall and Spring Gardens. These workshops start out in the classroom with a read-aloud about seeds and growing. Mentors gives students seeds to examine and images of lettuce, spinach, radish, and cool weather crops. Mentors explain the tools we use. Mentors explain that each seed is essentially a baby plant, waiting for water, sunshine, air, and healthy soil, to help grow into a plant. Students use tools to properly measure and carefully place seeds at the right depth and spacing. Students create signs to mark the plants they have planted. Students take turns watering their seeds. Mentors discuss the number of days before the plant can be harvested. This is recorded in their garden journals.