Green Dragons Garden Work Party

We had a great day working in the garden on Saturday! It was a gorgeous day for working outside, and kids and grown-ups labored side by side to revitalize and fix up the area.

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We trimmed and dug up a VERY overgrown patch of raspberry brambles that was threatening to eat the rest of the garden (and blind us all with its thorns while it was at it).

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Kids worked hard to get the canes out of the clay ground.

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We built a new raspberry box and set it in the ground to re-plant some of our healthiest, most robust raspberry canes. We even finally built the bean-pole bed that we’ve been fantasizing about for months. Looks cool, huh? We’ll add some poles, and once planted, kids will be able to go inside, like a teepee, to harvest.

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It may not be obvious from the pictures, but it is looking waaaaay better! Can you see the overgrown bramble patch at the back of the first picture? Notice in the second one that there is a composter back there! And a bunch of other stuff I’d never been able to reach before.

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We had to dig up some strawberry plants while we were at it. If anyone is interested in any of the leftover strawberries or raspberry canes, they are in a box in the garden. Help yourself! Otherwise they are compost.

Thanks so much to the families that took the time to come to the school and join us!

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Please join the Garden Party

This weekend the Green Dragons are sponsoring a work day on the Douglas grounds. We have lots of plans for the garden this weekend! Since the new boxes were put together last summer we have filled and planted them and done a lot of work. Now we’d like to clear away trash and trimmings and get it looking nice! Join us!

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New Garden Signs!

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The Garden Club made new signs for the boxes

The Garden Club made some new signs for the garden boxes so we can tell whose box is whose (remember, this first planting is by the teachers and staff). For the most part kids worked on whatever sign is for their own grade. Aren’t they cute?

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New signs by the garden club spruce up the garden!

I think they make the garden look much better.

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