Grand View School Garden

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While other parts of the world are cold, rainy, or even under a blanket of snow, we here in southern California have sunny days with mildly chilly nights. This is a perfect time for planting in the garden. The days are beautiful and inspire me to get outside and into the garden. But not too hot where it needs daily waterings. Perfect!

This week, as well as last, have been busy with clean up and planting seeds. We had four new classes planting “salad gardens”. The salad greens, carrots, radishes, and various cruciferous vegetables grow wonderfully this time of year, perfect for a salad. The kids are so excited to eat the food they grew themselves, willing to try something they would normally turn their noses up at.

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Luna’s class had planted their salad garden back in October and is now ready. We made a delicious salad with spinach, arugula, bibb lettuce, and baby carrots. My own daughter actually ate salad and proudly announced to her dad that she loved it. Another child munched on carrots, much to his mother’s suprise. These moments make it all worthwhile.

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2 Comments on “Grand View School Garden”

  1. Angela
    February 7, 2008 at 3:23 pm #

    It is wonderful that you are providing these experiences for these children.

  2. Karla Broooks
    February 14, 2009 at 8:21 am #

    Great job Melissa, you ROCK!

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