garden

Meet The Three Sisters!

Today the 3rd graders planted corn, the first element of a Three Sisters Garden. Next, the kids–with the help of Ms. Chandra (pictured) and Ms. Sarah–will plant beans and squash before the end of the school year.   With any luck, as 4th graders, they’ll harvest the corn, beans and squash while they study other aspects of…

Will You Help Water the Vegetable Garden?

Thirsty Vegetable Plants Need You!    Please volunteer to water the vegetable garden one morning soon. Adults can do it in the morning after drop-off . Find instructions and more info on the watering sign-up sheet. Get involved in all aspects of the garden, including fundraising, planning, water catchment and more, by joining the google group, groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/372garden, reading…

Look! Can you see the lettuce sprouts?

  If you look closely you can see sprouts from the lettuce seeds that 1-3 and 1-1 broadcasted on Friday during science class.  Pretty cool! Come to the garden meeting Friday morning to learn more and get involved in what the kids are growing. You can even sign up to water in the morning on…

Garden Committee Meets Fri 8:30am

The spring gardening season is in full swing– and we’ve to catch up! Join us in the cafeteria this Friday morning to discuss, plan and figure it all out. How to sign up for the watering schedule What the early childhood science teachers are doing and how parents can help Where the butterfly plants got planted…

Butterflies Are Coming!

The Butterfly Project NYC held a giveaway Saturday, and I scored these butterfly plants for 372’s garden! Native plants that give butterflies the nectar and/or hosts that they need are considered butterfly-friendly plants. Besides being extraordinary to observe, these insects are beneficial pollinators; gardeners want and need to attract them. I purchased the group’s Pollinator Curriculum Guide, which should…

Plant Sale Moved to Friday!

Due to the rainy forecast, we will hold the Family Day plant sale on Friday instead of Thursday. You can shop for plants this Friday, May 9th, after drop off and during dismissal, at the main entrance. Thanks for supporting PS 372’s Garden! Learn more about the garden here. The best way to get informed…

Plants Sprout in the Classroom

Students See Their Seedlings Grow

 

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Talk about watching grass grow! Ms. Janet’s preK-2 students have got their sprouts started. Take a look at the seedlings they’ve started indoors, including carrots, sunflowers and grass. These will be transplanted to the 372 Garden outside within a couple of weeks.

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Meanwhile, Ms. Kathy’s early science education students have been prepping the garden for planting outdoors. Learn about how to get involved with the garden, as well as the role the garden will play in your child’s studies here.  Don’t miss the plant sale planned for before and after school on Thursday May 8th. You’ll be able to buy and take home small flowering plants at the same time you support the school’s educational gardening program. Proceeds will go the 372 Garden.

 

Have You Seen the New Raised Garden Beds?

Tuesday 4.29, 8:30 AM: Next Garden Committee Meet UpOn the agenda: prep/planning for Family Day Plant Sale on Thursday May 8th; how we can support seedling plans and the preK + early childhood science curriculum that Janet and Kathy are working on; how we can support Sarah Collins’ plans for the upper grade’s science lessons; milkweed for…