Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Winter Crops on the Way

Students are busy at all three Urban Sprouts gardens, pulling out big, old raggedy plants, mixing in compost, smoothing it all out, and giving the new baby plants a cozy home.

We're starting over at the beginning of the school year, with a mix of students who gardened last year and students for whom this is all completely new. In the classroom there is some excitement, some anxiety, and with the middle schoolers, lots of fidgeting. But as soon as we get outside, we're seeing positive energy, cooperation, and delight.

Here are some step by step photos of the re-planting process, taken by student Karen Hu, from June Jordan.