Thursday, April 19, 2012

School Children & School Gardens

An entrepreneur urban farmer friend of mine has a contract to create school gardens at several Vancouver schools, one of which, Queen Elizabeth Annex, is in my neighbourhood. In fact this is where my children attended. The students planted the first seeds on March 29.
Gathering around the farmer to collect the seeds--

Everyone was eager to use the wheelbarrow to bring soil to the raised beds.
Some children did not want to get their hands dirty--others were keen to get into the soil. (Apologies for the bad focus job.)
The children were fascinated with the planting.
Four of the beds are actually raised tables, constructed locally.

The gardener created two more beds; these are "lasgna" beds.

Ten days later on Easter, some of the seeds had sprouted!

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