Vision

The Garden at Oswegatchie School is a sustainable organic garden where children get a hands on experience learning where their food comes from while developing an appreciation and respect for nature. The Garden will be a learning center to teach gardening as well as incorporating art, music, literature, math and science. It is a place where children are encouraged to join in and participate in the process of creating, developing and maintaining the garden!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Planting Seedlings

Ms. Messina's tray of gorgeous seedlings! 

It has been a busy week in Oswegatchie's garden! Several classes were able to plant the seedlings that were started in their classrooms. The weather cooperated beautifully on Tueday. Mrs. Trott, Mrs. Haywood-Leal, Mrs. Quiles-Glover, and Ms. Flemings classes all got to put in their starts.Children were also able to put some annuals around our garden sign.

Mrs. Haywood Leal's class planting beans.

Ms. Fleming's class planting peppers.

Mrs. Trott's class planting tomatoes.

On Thursday, the weather wasn't so cooperative. We had to cancel the morning plantings because of the rain. While we were sad that those children didn't get to plant their seedlings, we were thrilled that Mother Nature was taking care of the watering for us. We got a break in the weather in the afternoon and Ms. Messina, Mrs. Concascia, Ms. Edwards, Mrs. Campbell, and Mrs. Guarraia's classes all got to put some plants in the dirt. 

Mrs. Campbell's class planting cucumbers.
Ms. Messina's class planting their beans.


Mrs.Guarraia's class planting beans.

Mrs. Concascia's class planting beans and squash.
Our garden is off to a fantastic start thanks to our dedicated teachers and super star students! So far our garden has tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, peppers, and squash. In the next couple of weeks we will direct sow corn, squash, greens, pumpkins, peas, and gourds. The school's enrichment programs has time allotted over the next 4 weeks for us to do more work in our garden. We still need to plant the center perennial bed as well. Check back often to see our progress!

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