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  • Writer's picturePaula Robertson

November in the School Garden

Updated: Feb 25, 2022

November was a wet and chilly month. We had so much fun exploring, learning and playing

in the gardens, undercover area and life skills room. We enjoyed harvesting seeds, pumpkin, kale, herbs, figs, carrots, cabbage and edible flowers. We baked pumpkins pie, created yummy coleslaw and cookies with fig, rosemary, orange, calendula and thimbleberry! Our Compost Stew - an A to Z recipe for the earth - was a huge hit. We all added special ingredients to make the healthiest food for our plants. Dog hair (thanks Astrid), lint, sea and grass all brought an aroma that we wrinkled our noses at. Old rubber boots were topped full of a mixture of promix, horse poop, compost and dead leaves to feed the winter kale and edible pansies we planted. Our raspberries and rhubarb were transplanted and fed so that, come Spring, they will be happier and produce more fruit to harvest. So much fun was had building our lasagna beds. Ask your kiddos how to make one at home! They are the experts now. A huge thank you to our Golden Years Garden Club. Your enthusiasm, wisdom and amazing teaching styles are a gift to us all. The kids cannot wait to see you on Fridays.

November was a busy month top full of smiles, giggles and sprouting little farmers. Our Food Forest and Gardens at Wickaninnish Community School teach all of us to be curious, observant, patient, gentle and adventurous eaters. We are so fortunate to have a teaching and eating garden at our school to share with our community. Thank you to all the teachers, parents and volunteers who are so supportive.

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