Winter is coming and Fall is here!

We have made steady progress both in building the garden and in teaching the kids how to plant food, such as potatoes, herbs and raspberry trees.  More pictures will be added but in the mean time, check out the burlap bags full of potatoe starters near the CDSA garden.

See some of the 2nd graders after a garden experience with teacher Jean and Curtis.

Nove 2nd graders

Several Leschi students created some gorgeous stepping stones during “Open House” that the above 2nd graders put in place.  See the stepping stones here.  We are also lucky to have two community volunteers (Russ and Serenity) help us with the garden education every Friday.  They are indeed excited to work with the kids!

Nov class at work with commuity volunteers

Back in early October, a wonderful group of parents helped put shelving in the school closet located near CDSA.  The school graciously loaned us some space to put our gardening equipment.  See the makeover!

Garden storage

Finally, parent Sarah Dion submitted a grant to Whole Kids Foundation that if awarded, will give the school $2000 for our new school garden.  We will learn in March whether or not Leschi is awarded the grant.  Keep your fingers crossed!

Also, check out the raspberry trees in the circular garden bed located right outside CDSA.   Someone put an absolutely wonderful scarecrow there although I have not been able to find out who!  If anyone has leads on who this benefactor may be, please let me know so we can thank them at kblakemo@uw.edu!

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