Category Archives: Updates from the garden!

A page to show the progress of the garden, in the areas of infrastructure and gardening.

Spring Happenings at the School Farm!

What an extraordinary spring we’re having! Growing and learning at the Farm! Always the delightful signs of spring, the tulips and daffodils that the fourth graders planted are blooming at the Farm, offering lots of opportunity to study flowers and … Continue reading

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The Garden is a Habitat

Students at the School Farm have a specific big idea that they work on during the year. Kindergarten and grade one students focus on the idea that The Garden is a Habitat. Of course the big ideas overlap and connect … Continue reading

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Fourth Grade Designers and Engineers

Working the soil in the spring to prepare beds, plant peas and get the garden going take on a new dimension with our fourth grade students.  Fourth graders at South Whidbey Elementary become designers and engineers as they prepare to … Continue reading

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A terrific Taco Tuesday!

So delicious! Fresh tortillas made on the spot from masa harina corn flour, frijoles from our scarlet runner beans, shredded carrots, kale and cabbage fresh picked from the school farm, guacamole, cheese and hibiscus tea… YUM!     Over 225 parents, … Continue reading

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Growing an Abundance of Peas!

The students at the School Farm have planted and watched the peas sprout indoors. The bright green shoots and the beginning of tendrils have formed. The rainy days inside have given us time to study the way the seeds sprout … Continue reading

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Snow at the Farm!

The saying goes: ‘If February comes in like a lamb it goes out like a lion’. At the School Farm we’ve been wrestling the February lion of frozen ground and crunchy snow. Luckily, the students were able to turn over all the … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

The tulip, camas and garlic bulbs that students planted are showing strong green shoots above the soil now.  Lettuce, spinach, kale and peas are sprouting inside in readiness for spring planting.   The students have been rolling their sleeves up … Continue reading

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