Pizza, taco and bean teepee beds

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We learned about pizza and taco garden beds on a field trip to the Lopez School District Garden last summer. What a great idea to grow the ingredients for these delicious and popular meals! We also had great success with the bean teepee last season and wanted to grow a bigger one. And we had the perfect corner of the farm to put these beds in.

Third Graders helped spread the compost and Chris Korrow tilled the soil. Then Mr. LaVassar’s class came and created the beds while learning about circumference, diameter and radius!

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Second, Third and Fifth grade classes helped to plant the beds. The pizza garden was planted with tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil, onions and wheat. The taco garden has corn, wheat, quinoa, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and cilantro planted. Scarlet runner bean seed saved by the students from last year’s teepee was planted in this year’s teepee. We had almost 100% germination!

Stay tuned for more photos as the beds grow!

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