Monday, September 14, 2015

Beets, butterflies, and our new greenhouse!

We are officially in our third week of school, and we have all hit the ground running.  Our school garden was maintained all summer by the Neighborhood House campers and one of our garden coordinators Julie Taylor.  Right before school started the campers and Julie were able to harvest almost all of our beets, and they were canned and preserved for the school year and given to Chef Emily!  Miss Eileen one of our wonderful librarians, has been cultivating Monarch butterflies in the library, and our students are getting the opportunity to tag and release these Monarchs, and track their journey to Mexico for the winter.
And last we are very excited to announce that our greenhouse is almost done, and will soon be filled with many students growing vegetables!  Falt Builders, from right here in Northeast Harbor, very generously built the entire greenhouse for us this summer, and only a few more details remain before it is finished!  We are very excited about the many fun things happening this school year in our gardening program!  Stay posted for more news from Growing Gardens, Growing Minds!