Early childhood science students got busy this week preparing for spring gardening! Indoors, several classes started seedlings which are germinating under grow light lamps in Ms. Kathy’s classroom. Others tilled soil in the raised beds outside. Per the newly revised garden map, preK-1 will start eggplant, calendula and some sunflowers inside while students in preK-2…
Behold the first of five new grow light sets to be installed in select PS 372 classrooms as part of the garden-related curriculum.
Indoor lights allow for early season growing and classroom observation by exposing seedlings to long stretches of artificial light before springtime. After the winter break, the students can start raising plants that will eventually be transplanted into the garden outside.
The garden committee meets next on Friday, February 13th, in the cafeteria at 8:30am. All community members are welcome! Learn more about what’s going on by joining the online discussion group here.