When can your family check on the garden this summer?
All community members are invited to see firsthand how the irrigation system timers work, how to turn on the hose, and how to tap our cool new rain barrels. Please take advantage of this opportunity so you can support the garden this summer. (Sign up to do so here.) The more people who are comfortable in the garden, the more successful the students’ plantings will be!
There will be a 5-minute watering demo at 8:35am on the remaining days of school: Wednesday, Thursday + Friday. No RSVP required! Take a quick look-see if you are going to pitch in with watering or harvesting. Those mornings aren’t good? Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a one-on-one demonstration.
You can volunteer to come by to water and check in on a summer weekday morning or afternoon, when summer school is in session (July 6-Aug 13) and the gates are open, or on a weekend or during mid-to-late August/early September, when you will need to use a key.
Can’t commit now? You are welcome to come see the timer and keep up with garden news (and summer needs) via inclusions.org. (Subscribe to the daily update by entering your email address into the box on the lefthand side of the home page). Another option: add yourself into the google discussion group.
In case you missed Yvette’s email, you can see the Science Team’s note about your child’s garden lessons next year below. Thank you! –Denise & The Garden Committee
Dear Children’s School Families,
We wish you a joyful, renewing summer break and hope you will have some opportunities to explore science and nature with your children over the vacation. We truly appreciate your support of the science program this year, and we have just one last appeal for you. . .
Please help us keep the garden growing during the summer months. The children have grown very attached to their garden projects and we hope that there will be fresh veggies for them to enjoy in September when they return to school.
Each early grade class (PreK, K and 1) has planted a garden bed and they have only just begun to enjoy the harvesting. Second graders have been caring for the native plants along Denton Place. Fourth graders planted the Three Sisters bed of corn, beans, and squash.
Last year the Three Sisters bed thrived until mid August. Then, when school closed, our irrigation system did not keep up with the water need and it withered. Fourth graders did not get a great harvest in the fall, when they were learning about the Three Sisters and Iroquois agriculture.
Many of you will be dropping off or picking up your child for summer school. Can you take a few minutes to help keep the garden alive? And enjoy a few fresh vegetables with your child as a bonus!
The Garden Committee has created a watering schedule for the summer months. Please help us out and sign up for one or more slots: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084dabae2aab9-watering2
your science team,
Kathy, Sarah, and Chandra