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Summer Goodbyes

On June 16th as the school farm team watched the big yellow busses pull away from the Elementary school,  we felt a wave of sadness at the temporary loss of our hungry enthusiastic students. The fresh salad served at the … Continue reading

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A new snack garden!

When kindergarten teacher Diane Burgess retired, her garden needed new caretakers. The little raised beds were hard to maintain and had gotten a little overgrown. So the School Farm and Garden program got the go-ahead from the Elementary School to … Continue reading

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Summertime Gardening at the School Farm and High School Garden

Summertime Gardening! Join us at one or both of these work parties and picnics weekly through the summer… School Farm on Tuesdays from 9 am – 12 noon with picnic lunch at noon starting June 20th High School Garden on … Continue reading

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Whidbey Island Garden Tour on June 17!

The Whidbey Island Garden Tour is on Sunday, June 17th this year and once again showcases five spectacular Whidbey gardens. Over the years, the tour has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to local nonprofits that benefit our environment and … Continue reading

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Munching through the Spring Garden

The oft asked question, ‘Can we have carrots for garden nibbles?’ is now being met with a resounding ‘YES!’ from the garden staff.  Our first crop of carrots are ready for harvest and the students have been happily munching them after each … Continue reading

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Summertime Gardening at the School Farm and High School Garden

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Great progress at the new High School Garden!

It’s hard to believe that just a few months ago, on March 8th, the first tilling of the High School Garden was launched. Since then we’ve spread over 30 yards of compost, tilled again, made raised beds with 150 High … Continue reading

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