Needham School Garden is getting ready for Winter!
Thank you to all students, teachers and community members who came out to help rebuild our compost system, mulch the pathways, clear out the garden beds, weed and dead head!
The garden is ready for new school garden classes at Needham starting the week of October 19th!
Special thanks to Serious Delights and Bread for food donations!
Putting the garden to bed for the winter doesn't mean putting the garden curriculum away. Here's a look at what students are up to now:
Kindergarten and fourth grade Needham students have been working hard to get their school garden ready for winter during new garden classes!
Kinders investigated what soil is made of as they helped to turn and level garden beds. They also explored the changes happening in the garden as they helped to spread straw on garden beds and collect leaves for the compost pile.
Fourth graders have cleared garden beds, shoveled and spread llama manure in garden beds, covered beds with straw, replaced irrigation lines (to help keep straw from blowing away), and turned the compost with the help and knowledge of Eric Ryba.
As the weather gets colder, garden classes will focus on vermicomposting, growing food indoors, and cooking!