Wednesday, 22 May 2013

THISTLETOWN

The 2013 PACT Grow to Learn school garden at Thistletown Collegiate is off to a great start.

Thanks for all your help gardeners.

TCI secondary students and PACT interns have been attending regularly, building garden structures, helping weeding and  preparing garden beds, transplanting seedlings, seeding cold weather crops, collecting compostable materials from the school kitchen, watering, mulching, and planning the garden layout.

Planting so far this year has included peas, spinach, carrots, lettuces, radish, cabbage, onions, beets, kale, broccoli, chard, parsley, fennel, and celery.

With the arrival of warmer weather, we have been able to harvest a variety of edible plants, such as chives, oregano, lemon balm, sorrel, lovage, mint, cilantro, spinach, and dandelion greens and roots.
  
Also, TCI secondary students collaborated during the 2012 school year to create a photo book documenting their experiences caring for the garden, and with the generous contributions of the school staff and community, the 44 page full-colour books have now been printed.



Upcoming projects include transplanting seedlings and roofing the garden shed to protect it from the elements and improve its durability.  If you are interested in helping out or learning more about the garden, please feel free to contact me at tcigarden@gmail.com

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