garden

Try These Flowers For Tea

Several flowering herbs located in the teaching bed, such as calendula, lavender, anise hyssop and Tulsi/ Holy Basil, should be harvested frequently to promote plant growth. Students can pick these flowers and use them to make tea in a couple of hours, potpourri or a scented sachel. See recipes below. More info: Calendula ( Calendula officialis)…

Good News For Summer School Gardeners

In addition to a new sun shade in the actual garden, this year we have a calendar to help guide your gardening activities with students. You can download it from here or find it posted in the garden. Books are on the way, too. The garden committee has purchased some books recommended for elementary school gardeners by…

It’s Time For Students to Celebrate The Harvest

Garden To Cafe Is Coming!The Garden to Café chef will be on site Tuesday, June 20th to offer students a summer harvest tasting. This program is free to students and features sampling of seasonal dishes inspired by our school garden (and sourced by local farmers markets). On the menu: Microgreen Salad with Persian Cucumbers Cherry Tomatoes…

Buy Flowers + Herbs to Benefit the School Garden!

Order forms are due by Friday March 31st. (Use this English/Spanish order-form or this English/Chinese version.) Next month, on Friday April 28th, there will be a first-come, first-served sidewalk sale at 512 Carroll St. To see more photos, go to common name plants descriptions with images or download these docs: plantPHOTOS3 plantPHOTOS2  PhotosplantsHerbs  Did you know edible plants and herbs…

Herbs, Flowers, Vines: Plant Photos and Descriptions For Plant Sale

Begonia ‘Ambassador’ (mixed) – This series is a grower’s delight. It offers a clean, compact habit that is uniform  across all colors. Extensive basal branching translates to excellent outdoor performance and a free flowering habit. Very early to bloom in the pack. Height: 12″, 10-12″ spread. Shade tolerant. Coleus ‘Wizard’ (mixed) – Compact plants have…

Plant Sale Orders Due Fri 3.31

There will be a live plant sale at 512 Carroll Street on Friday April 28th. In addition, all community members are invited to pre-order plants. These orders will be due back to school, with payment, by Friday March 31st. Download the Order Form here. These plants will be sold to help benefit the school garden and…