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Open Garden Wednesdays at the Latimer Garden

 

Wednesdays are Open Garden Day at the Latimer Garden & Outdoor Classroom!  Parents are invited to learn about the garden and volunteer after drop off, and the garden is open to students during morning and lunch recesses. (We average 90 visits per day!)  Extended Day's Student Garden Club members also meet on Wednesdays. 

 

Over the last month, students have munched on peas, pulled carrots, dug potatoes and harvested lettuce.  They continue to pick blueberries and strawberries, and to water plants.  Some students help amend soil and plant warm season veggies.  Others look for insects -- rolly pollies are a favorite -- or chase cabbage moths and butterflies.  They sowed sunflower seeds last week.  Some students check on succulent pots they created, and some just come to relax, look around and see what's happening in the garden. 

 

New garden features include educational signage, a potted herb garden, a bean tunnel, a grey water demonstration project by 8th grader Kurt Schricker, and a colorful garden mural by parent Fiona Anderberg.  Thanks to Love Apple Farms, Summer Winds Nursery in Campbell, and CA Native Plant Society for recent donations.

 

Green Team parent and student volunteers will meet this Sunday, May 15 from 9-11 a.m.  We'll prepare additional space for 2nd graders to plant milkweed for monarchs and for drought-tolerant Russian Sage and zinnias. 

 

Join the Latimer Green Team email list by contacting [email protected].  Follow Latimer Garden on Instagram at "latimergarden".

 

School Garden Donors & Partners

A big THANK YOU to the many organizations & individuals providing monetary or other support for the Latimer Garden & Outdoor Classroom:

— Big Creek Lumber

California Fertilizer Foundation

— Latimer Home & School Club

— Life Lab

— Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

— Moreland Community Garden

Moreland Education Foundation

— Moreland School District

Office of San Jose VIce Mayor Chappie Jones

— Oster Elementary School Garden

Raphdesign.com

— Saratoga Elementary School Garden