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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Green schools

This month's green mom's carnival is all about Greenin' Yer Schools up. The lovely Miss Lynn is hosting on her site so go check out all the fabulous posts!

My contribution to the carnival is a little stale, but still useful for the carnival, where I discuss the edible schoolyard at my kid's elementary. At the left is a picture I took of the garden just after school ended in mid-June.

Yesterday, my husband took my daughter down there after work (it's a few blocks away) and took some pictures. He also took some pictures of the kid's garden.

At the right is a picture to show how it has grown and oh my! It's doing well in all this heat. Those volunteers for watering the garden have been doing a great job!

I think they may have put a lot of the starts into the ground a bit late, so hopefully the heat will continue, we'll have an Indian summer and the crops will come in as the kids are returning to school so they can see the fruits of their labor from last school year.

2 comments:

die Frau said...

I wish we did something like that. Since I work at a high school, does it count if the kids want to grow pot? That's at least...usable if not quite edible. Right?

Green Bean said...

Our school has an edible garden that, sadly, has been neglected. A number of new families have taken it on and hopefully we'll see some improvement this year. I'd love to start up some outdoor classes and some real food seminars based on what's growing in the garden.

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