Another Busy Week in the Garden

Posted by Becca Fasciano on 6/4/2013


It’s been another busy week in the garden. We now have nine raised beds in the garden where we’re going to plant a lot of the seedlings that are currently growing in the library. Mr. Reed and Mrs. Fasciano's classes will start putting the cucumbers and squash in the ground today! We also, thanks to Codman Community Farms, have an additional 8 feet of space for row plants. The first grade will be planting potatoes this week that we will harvest in the fall. We’re also going to plant carrots and pumpkins in that great new space.

Some thank yous are in order:

1. To the six LS seniors who came last Wednesday for a Senior Service Day and built and moved the nine raised beds. Ethan, Zeke, Alex, Jon, Patrick and Jeremy were fantastic carpenters and enthusiastic helpers.

2. To Susan Totten and Steve McKenna, who arranged an indoor space at the last minute for the raised bed building as it was a rainy Wednesday morning for Senior Service Day.

3. To Andrew Fasciano, Amanda Fasicano and Ben Pelon who have been coming on Thursday afternoons to work in the garden. On one of the hottest days this spring, they came out, after a long day in high school and filled each and every one of those raised bed containers with soil/compost mix from D & D Mulch and Landscaping.

4. To Michael Haines and Buck Creel, for their consistent support of the garden and the systems that support it.

5. To all of the teachers and students who have helped our garden by planting seeds during classroom or advisory time. We couldn’t do this work without you.

We work in the garden nearly every Thursday afternoon, so if you’ve got a few extra minutes or want to see what we’re doing out there, please feel free to stop by.