On Tuesday, students in grades 3-5 took park in Stoddert’s first harvest of lettuce, kale, chard and spinach. A harvest party was planned by parents, Martha Rebour, a holistic health counselor and Eliza Gonzalez, a professional chef. Each class went out for one hour and learned how to pick and wash greens, make several types of dressings with herbs from the garden and fill out a Stoddert Garden triva challenge. After students prepared the dressings and greens each class sat down at the tables and enjoyed dipping their greens into the different kinds of dressings. All the teachers and students agreed that it was a successful event! I even overhead one student asking, “Can I have more kale?” Now, that’s something you don’t hear enough at the dinner table!
Community Build Day March 19th!
Come help us build the garden!
The following tasks will be accomplished:
-Raised beds constructed (from kits) and installed
-Beds filled with compost
-Wood chips spread on pathways
-Blueberry beds double dug
-Butterfly garden outlined, dug and filled with compost
-Garden signs constructed
All materials will be on site and ready to go and Whole Foods will be bringing lunch.
The only thing we need you to bring is a shovel and gardening gloves.
We will need one volunteer to oversee each of the above tasks. If you'd like to be a "head volunteer" email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday March 19th!