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.
The following is an update from Mr. Canada on the school’s garden… Hello Stoddert Parents, Just think we’re about 60 days away from Spring. Oh how quickly the days go by, however it is still winter and the kids are asking me whether we’re having Garden class. If the temperature permits, your kids will experience a
Stoddert has won a Sponsor-a-Hive grant from The Honeybee Conservancy. Coming this spring, we will be adding bees to our school garden! Through the grant, Stoddert will receive at bee “cottage” or home, courtesy of grant sponsor, Crown Bees. We will also receive mason and leafcutter bees, reusable wood tray holes for both types of bees, and an information on how to care for our bees.
Stoddert fourth grader, Jack H., won first place for his essay about why Stoddert has the best school garden in the city. Washington, DC is home to 128 schools with gardens. The Office of the State Superintendent’s Gilda Allen Best School Garden Award challenged students across the city to write a short essay answering the question:
The following is an update on the Stoddert school garden from Garden Coordinator, Mr. Canada… Winter is quickly approaching and I have already begun preparing our school garden for spring/summer 2018. Allow me to share a few garden classroom moments: Our 1st graders experienced the acceleration of plant growth, planting seeds within recycled paper rolls.