Corn at Myers Middle School is getting near as high as the proverbial elephant’s eye.
We will keep our garden going and growing well into the cool days of autumn at Myers Middle School. In fact, we have started a few things already after Crem Dias and I made some plans about what would go where and when. We try to rotate our planting based on what was most recently planted in a given bed and what does and Continue reading
The Garden Club at Myers Middle School continues to dig in the dirt all summer long. And Myers won’t be the only Albany district school where school gardeners have a chance to get together. Organizers of a new garden at Albany High School will meet weekly and, as at Myers, welcome friends – both those who have met and those who have not yet met – to stop by and pick up a tool.
The Myers Garden Club: the Summer Edition will meet Tuesday evenings, Continue reading
The school calendar does not synch up well with the growing season around these parts. So that is a challenge for project that seeks to create learning opportunities with plants. We address the challenge in a couple of ways.
We start seeds and grow plants under lights indoors. We equip one classroom at Continue reading
As we continue to expand our garden, learn more about nurturing plants through the cold months, reach out to classroom teachers and reach out to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students, I want to note how much your support means to our effort and suggest a couple of specific says that you can help.
First, would you consider joining our summer garden watering crew? In the best of possible worlds, friends of the Vegetable Project will commit to watering the Continue reading
We avoid a number of outdoor issues when we start seeds and nurture small plants indoors: Heavy rain and lashing winds don’t bother as at all. And no one walks off with almost-ready-to-harvest watermelons.
We face other hazards, however, such as occasional inability to visit our plants. Continue reading
Spinach very much prefers growing in cool weather.
Mother Nature and the school calendar present a couple of challenges to school gardeners in this part of the world. Conventional wisdom, for example, says do not put tomatoes in the soil around here until late May because a late frost, which would kill the tender plants, still is possible until then. But Continue reading