2022 FAST Garden Club

New year, new dreams of garden scapes,
and more big pots to plant more!

September 7 after school hours start 1:45 – 2:30
Garden chores and Harvesting!
(Summer Hours Wednesday mornings 8:30 am
Garden chores and some art too.)

September 22 – What a harvest and beautiful afternoon.

August 31 – Eating and drawing on our last morning gathering this summer. Going to after school hours next week. Penny’s birthday today – so thankful for her gardening expertise. I loved listening to a kiddo talked to me about how he’s thinning out the carrots. 👍

August 25 – Few pics but lots and lots of beans, smaller carrots, some tomatoes, watering, pulling weeds and very windy! The four that showed up received a scratch board tablet.

August 17 –

August 10 –

August 3 –

July 27 – Garden chores: moving bags, little bit of weed pulling, some harvesting, pocket of peas. Picked mint to do crayon rubbings and encouraged to take some home to place in ice cube trays-ice cubes- to add when wanting iced minty water.

July 20 – watered the potted plants, picked pockets of snap peas, feasting in the garden (cheese sticks, homemade bread) lettuce, borage flowers, nasturtium flowers, peas and stenciling on side of the canopy. We could have used the shade for the art project! Phew, warm morning.

July 19 – practice run . . .

We practiced pushing the 8×8 canopy up into position, cover it with a very used 10×10 cover, then took the cover to the Art Room to give examples of stenciling. All ready for tomorrow’s Garden Club art project. And we’ll have ‘cool’ shade when it’s all decorated.

July 13 – weeding and feeding, plus taking care of the extra garden stuff and of course a tad bit of stenciling art.

July 6 – thunder and lightning . . .

June 29 – more planting, weeding, social and starting my flower pic library. 😉

June 22 – Still planting trying to fill the beds with goodies to eat later, plus planting flowers to bring in the bees and birds.

June 15 – Planted beans, didn’t take pictures that day. Here are pics almost two weeks later . . .

June 8 – bags of soil, more planting, weeding, coffee grounds, egg shells, goofing off, yes, a normal day with kiddos in the garden. It’s be great to plant starts from 2nd grade classes.

June 1 – thanks to moms, Brittany and Amie for sooooo much help building another arch, filling water containers with the water pressure full on, it was a warm day so the spray of water was welcomed, and a few of us tossed some sunflower seeds in the compost bins (the only thing we compost is weeds).

May 25 – Planting starts and seeds and LOOK! some radishes and carrots have started growing.
Those potato plants are looking good too.

May 18 – Well weather like rain, colder, and chance of strong winds,
we had garden club in the Art Room.
Little origami booklets were made and we started a seed book.

April 27 – Holy Cow! 20 kiddos showed up to help out and with the 3 adults helping, thank heavens!!! it was bit more manageable. Phew! We really smoothed out a bed, broke down dirt clods and smoothed and found those lost worms again, and smoothed so we could plant a row of rainbow carrots and rainbow chard. Several kiddos strung string onto markers and we used them to mark these two rows. Fencing that had been available since last year had no job, so we pounded in stakes, which took a long time and a lot of muscle, and created an archway. Love those zip ties. One of our Title 1 teachers, Mary, had a stack of books to share with our gardeners, “Gary’s Garden”, Gary Northfield. That was a long productive hour after school. Thank you Amie and Brittany for helping with the photos.

During Ms. Currie’s art class time we decided what herb seeds to plant in the AeroGarden. We’ll transfer these to the garden.