Does anyone know what the name of this little, well actully, big dude is? I hope its not something bad for the garden! With the great news of winning a grant (Thank you WGF!), we are replacing planters and transplanting. I found it deep in the soil under our cilantro.
We are so excited to show off our caterpillar, soon to be a Monarch butterfly, muncing on a milkweed plant we planted last spring! Does anyone know of another good butterfly plant that is also edible for us little humans?
The Sunnyslope High School Garden Club has been hard at work designing, rebuilding, and planting. Since the beginning of this school year, the Garden Club has been revamping our campus garden. We have improved the design of our garden beds, creating a more functional staggered design in addition to a decorative heart and sun. Members have planted a variety of fruits and vegetables, making the garden greener than ever. There is everything from herbs to tomatoes. In addition to providing an aesthetically pleasing area for growing plump, delicious food, the garden serves as a sanctuary on campus. We have a picnic table located in the garden, and oftentimes, students not involved with Garden Club find peace by sitting at this table or somewhere else in the garden, either in silence or while reading and completing assignments. At one point, we had a pair of secret admirers who would leave notes on the beds for us to find, describing their appreciation for such a beautiful corner on campus. The Sunnyslope Garden Club is looking forward to continuing their work in the garden and cannot wait to see what the future has in store.
Our Hawthorne Elementary school garden is taking off. What fun it would be to turn this little garden into an amazing gathering spot for our whole school. We look forward to adding art, places to sit, a drip system and much more with a grant from Edible School Grants.
We're hoping to turn a piece of our schoolyard here in Tempe, Arizona into a citrus orchard with oranges, grapefruit, limes, lemons, and kumquat trees! Here is a picture of the site, currently our compost-dop locale for the adjacent school garden. Looking forward to seeing if we receive the 2016 Arizona Edible School Garden Grant!
I am interested in applying for your gardening grant. My school is in the Mesa School District and is designed for preschool aged children with special needs. We have had our garden for 3 years and its made a big impact on our young students and our community. I know your grant is for K-12 programs, but I was wondering if you'd make an exception in our case? For more information you can contact my principal Allen Quie at 480-472-3975. Thank you
Jordan Center for Early Education