Thursday, February 24, 2011
Thanks to Hopworks Urban Brewery for rounding up some old wine barrels to use as planter boxes for sweet peas for the students to plant next week and for donating some of their reclaimed wood for the raised beds. Also a big thanks to all of the parents and students who donated a dollar for our "Sweet Pea for Your Sweet Pea" fundraiser that went towards purchasing organic planting soil for the barrels. Now it's time to plant and watch them sprout an grow!
Even the smallest of helpers took part.
Posted by Jeffrey B at 9:23 AM
Monday, February 7, 2011
In the face of the cool wet winter weather the Hayhurst Garden Council has decided to dive...or dig rather...right into school gardening with the Hayhurst students. To get the school community buzzing about gardening we will be planting sweet peas at the end of February in donated wine barrels from local wineries. Hayhurst students will have the opportunity to plant the first seeds of the season, watch them grow throughout the early spring and to enjoy the tasty little pods when they are ready.
To help fund the purchase of the certified local soil and seeds to be used the Council sent a paper pea pod home with each student to be returned to school with a dollar. These pea pods are rolling back into school proudly colored by students to be displayed in the front bulletin board of the school for the whole school community to see.
It's an exciting start to the 2011 gardening season and the first efforts of the Hayhurst School Garden Council. Keep your eyes peeled for more signs of growth at Hayhurst!
Posted by Jeffrey B at 1:19 PM