Fourth and Fifth Grade Students Prepare Garden for Winter! Caring for God's Creation!
GGS/STAy green farmer's market-Fun for all!
Welcome to a new year of learning and growing in the garden!
STAy Green Club Composts!
If you can seed it, eat it, then grow it, don't throw it!
Check out our New Giving Tree Bulletin Board!
In STAy Green Club this week, we read a book that was given to us by Growing Great Schools. Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller and Anne Wilsdorf. In the story, the main character buys a squash (a.k.a. Bernice) at a local farmer's market and adopts it as a pet. When it starts to get soft and freckled she brings it to a farmer to find out how to be a better caretaker. The farmer says she should bury it in the soft dirt and be sure it gets lots of water and sunshine. The next spring, Sophie was happy to find Bonnie and Baxter growing in the garden. SO, the STAy Green members made pet squash (seeds included), named them and can plant them in a special place to watch them grow in the spring.
STAy Green runs sell-out Farmers' Market in schoolyard.
Thanks to Growing Great Schools for sponsoring this event!
Check out our amazing bulletin board!
What creative artists!
October 9: What a great start to STAy Green Club! Ms. Ciarcia, our new garden helper was put on the spot to learn all 25 new names! She did great! Even some of our 5th grade students could remember all of their new club-mates too. Our senior members each worked a table and took leadership roles in our first meeting. Thanks Ian, Samuel, Bella, Hannah and Lily. Our club is getting ready for our Growing Great Schools/STA Farmer's Market on October 22nd. We made signs, sun-catchers and ghosts to decorate the garden. Then, we had a delicious apple for snack and headed out to pick some beets and kale and dead-head the pretty marigolds. Looking forward to growing together this season.
September 11: Thank you to our 5A students who worked like crazy to weed and clean in the STA garden. We have some acorn squash, a mystery plant that looks like pumpkins, tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, and are looking forward to some fall growing.
Can you tell the difference between the taste of red, yellow, green, and orange peppers? close your eyes and try!
STAy Green Team schedule coming out after February Break! Looking forward to sunshine, spring weather, and lots of fun in the garden.
STAy GREEn Team is always learning and growing!
Congratulations STAy Green team on a great farmer's market!
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow...
Our fifth graders did some fall planting last week! Some of the seeds are already sprouting! Check out the beans, turnips, peas and spinach!
One potato, two potato, three potato, four.... Digging treasures in our garden.
Who could ask for more? Check out the photos from the third grade treasure hunt!
August 7, 2014: Oh my how things are growing! Check out our watermelon now. I will say that it has looked this size for about a week. BUT, I am not giving up hope! The cherry tomatoes are juicy and delicious as well. And, look at the "berries" growing on the potato plants.
GET AHEAD ON YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS!
Stop by the STA Garden and log some summer hours.