Gardeners and Farmers are extremely busy during the months of January through March, and so are garden teachers! Our students have begun an engaging inquiry-based food literacy curriculum focusing on such topics as: the story of food seed to table, where does our food come from? taking a look at the newly recommended but not mandatory
Winter is almost here however this does not get in the way of our learning initiative related to our gardening program. Over the next few months our students will take part in further inquiry and skill building becoming ‘food literate.” Here’s are the topics we will address supported by educational documentaries and fun in class taste test. – defining
Just think, Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away and I normally have written at least one update regarding our school garden program and our Farmer’s Market. Let me thank each of you who make our weekly Spring and Fall Market a success, student volunteers and parents! As you may know, a persistent rainy season had it’s impact on our
The Hens are here!! Our favorite Stoddert garden visitors are back to supplement the fall science/garden curriculum, and we need your help caring for them on the weekends. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up here. Thank you!!
The following is an update from Stoddert’s Garden Coordinator, Mr. Canada: What a year it has been in the Stoddert Garden! The leaf cutter bees arrived three days ago in time to culminate the end of a beginning increased pollinator garden presence. Our solitary bees including the Mason bees play a major role in the
It’s official! Our school’s garden hens now have names: Rocky and Annabelle! Thanks to the generosity of Gray R.’s family and Kate and Will I.’s family for donating to the auction and buying the naming rights. Make sure to walk by the garden and visit Rocky and Annabelle in their portable coop and see what’s
The following is an update from Mr. Canada on the garden…. We are busy in and around the garden though the weather has been rather unseasonable. This has not stopped our kids from attending gardening classes outside. The Spring Farmers Market will begin this coming Tuesday, April 24th in the afternoon at 3:15 pm rain
The following is an update from our garden coordinator, Mr. Canada… It was another exciting and busy week inside of the student garden classroom. Students are spending time (5th grade) germinating seeds for our upcoming garden season. Our 4th grade classes watch the documentary on Food Waste. Students will work on a school wide project
The following is an update from Stoddert’s garden coordinator, Mr. Canada… We received our Mason Bee House this past week. Most of our students are learning more and more about our mason and leaf cutter bees which will arrive on March 19th. Our First graders are building their own Mason Bee House. Fifth graders are helping build nesting
As a reminder, Stoddert’s garden has composting bins that parents can pick up as needed. More information about composting here. Also, be sure to check out Mr. Canada’s most recent garden update.