Saturday, 23 October 2010

BLUESKIN BAY SCHOOLS EDIBLE GARDEN PROJECT

By Jenny Haydon

Spring plantings?!

Life between south-westerly fronts - some wet wild days amongst the
weeds. Out with them and plant our seeds!

At Warrington School, the whole senior room, Mr Parker and I blitzed
their group garden beds. Various seedlings and seeds of beans, peas,
carrots, beetroots, parsnips and radishes were planted. The middle
room made paper pots and planted lots of runner beans to go into their
skinny bed on the end of the school. Vertical gardening, it will be a
challenge! The junior room have lots happening in their plot, and more
planned for next week.

Waitati School

Thanks to those wonderful folks that turned up to tame the Waitati
School gardens. Significant areas were reclaimed, and the children in
Room 1 planted seeds of peas, carrots, beetroot, parsnips and radishes
in the beds we cleared.

Friday school lunch was prepared with food from the gardens and Sue is
keen to continue with this through the year.

Room 3 children planted runner beans, radishes, carrots and parsnips.
The children are learning about soils, plants and germination, so the
garden is an important part of their science curriculum.

We need some more help please so that we can plant our potatoes, yams,
zucchinis and pumpkins. We're holding a working bee on 30 October from
1.30- 3pm at the school. Rain day: Sunday 31st.

If you have a wheelbarrow or favourite hand tools or a weed-eater,
they would be very handy.

Anyone is welcome: past parents, past pupils, new residents, old residents.


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