The school year is firmly underway and the gardens are in need of some help to get them up and rolling. We have plenty of soil to refill the raised beds and do any filling in the main garden beds. But we do have a lot of weeds from our summer away. We have secured a better place to store our tools...the pink shed near the labyrinth. We had hoped to move it into the garden directly, but it has proved too heavy. If anyone needs access to the tools that will be stored in there, Nicole Okada (ELC Teacher...Me! :-) has the key. (more keys will be made available to others as needed.)
Our first order of business is to get the beds filled and distribute that soil/compost. Signs have been put up around the garden to direct that effort. Just look around and you will see how you can help get it done.
After the soil is distributed...there are starts and seeds to put in and we are on our way!! Some of the teachers are excited about getting out to the garden and some are still needing some support to know what to do. We will be providing options for everyone to assist. A project list for classes is in the office. And we are always interested in inspired ideas for beds! Ms. Molina, our new 7th grade teacher, wants to do a pizza garden! That is definitely going to happen!!
Work Parties: we have two coming up in the month of September. I coach soccer on Saturdays, so it is hard for me to come in to supervise work efforts on Saturdays. If anyone would like to help supervise a Saturday work party, please let me know. Sunday is the best time for my schedule. I made one work party early in the day and the other one later in the afternoon. I know many are in prayers or services, but hopefully one of these times will work. Sunday, September 13th. 9am to 2pm. And Sunday, September 27th from 2pm-5:30pm Please feel free to come and go as you are able. Even an hour of your time is appreciated. And it counts as hearts hours!
Let the polishing of our garden begin! It will clean up quickly and I am stoked to have it in a place that we spruce up and run! Lets get in the dirt!
With love...Nicole Okada AKA "Ms. 'Cole"