Fridays 11:30a-1p: Seeking volunteers to help garden educators

Our parent volunteer garden educators are seeking volunteers to help keep our students interested and busy in the garden on Fridays 11:30a-1:30p.

Ideally volunteers would live near or in the neighborhood surrounding the school since we’d like very much to keep our efforts limited to our surrounding community.   We want to build bridges between our community and the school and as much as possible, reflect the demographics of our school community through our volunteers.   Please contact Kim Blakemore if interested in donating your time 206-418-9467 or kblakemo@uw.edu.

Invitation to school garden work party Sunday 10/7 11a-2p

We need you!

What:  School Garden Fun Work Party

Date:  Sunday 10/6/2013 (yes, this Sunday!)

Time:  11am-2pm

Who:  You!

Why: 

  • Organize storage closet for gardening equipment
  • Assemble wheelbarrow
  • Recycle plastic jugs into watering cans
  • So we can meet you and so that you can get to know our community even better!

Where:  Leschi school, back of school near CDSA

RSVP:  No need.  Just show up.  But if you are the type who likes to shoot a word about being there, email Kim Blakemore kblakemo@uw.edu

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright

Tomorrow we start gardening!

Hello wonderful community!  We start rolling in volunteer led observational gardening classes with three of our beloved classrooms:  Ms. Richardson’s (filling in for Ms. Trudel while she’s out on maternity leave), Ms. Snyder’s and Ms. Savages.  With such a crazy fall before us, we can’t thank these teachers enough for allowing us to work with their kiddos.  Pictures of our first day will be forthcoming!

Donated garden bench, Sep 23rd

Thanks to Craigslist, I found a cute cedar garden bench to aesthetically compliment the garden in front of the school.  When the rain stops and the sun comes out, think about taking in the beauty of our growing plants (squash, tomatoes, kale/chard).   Maybe you and your kiddo(s) can have a peaceful moment or two together!

Come sit down and relax for a minute or ten!

Come sit down and relax for a minute or ten!

Happy gardener

Happy gardener

Room 211 plants garlic and flower seeds and make “sow mix”, Sep 19th

Parents Jean Hicks and Jesse Proebstel work with students in room 211 (1st, 2nd and 3rd graders) Thursday 9/19 to seed flowers (i.e., love in the mist, calendula and hollyhocks) and plant garlic in the garden beds located outside CDSA.  

Flowers of the seeds will look like:

Love in the mist

Love in the mist

Calendula

Calendula

Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks

 The kids got to do their favorite thing:  get their hands dirty!  They sowed a mix of sand plus moss plus compost to help our plants stay strong AND planted garlic bulbs. 

Here are some pictures of some little hands at work.

planting garlic

planting garlic

Making sow mix (room 211)

Making sow mix (room 211)

Kids helping with bug and frost control. 

Reemay train!

Reemay train!