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Fall 2012 Go Beyonds - Harvesting for School
Fall 2012 BP Produce Used in School Lunches
Spring 2012 BP Produce Used in School Lunches
Spring 2012 Planting in BP
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Around the garden...
It's been a banner year for sunflowers at the
garden. Along the front flower beds are a variety of sunflowers adorning
the garden, birds and bees are frequent visitors. Hurricane Irene
damaged most of the tall varieties.
help from Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardeners and Helderview
Garden Club members, Blackbird Paradise is adorned by two new flower
gardens in front of the main entrance. Annuals are mixed with perennials
creating a colorful cascading border.
Students examining the new heights reached by
Blackbird Paradise crops this year.
the entire life cycle of a plant, students in science lab learned to
extract seeds from sunflowers grown last year in the garden, prepared
them for storage and planted them this spring. Impressive!
In synch with their science lab curriculum, all
second grade students learned about the flower life cycle and then
planted flowers in Blackbird Paradise.
This year the focus is on growing your own food and
all the benefits that can offer you. This is a bulletin board at the
Ms. Zionts' kindergarten class participating in
their first Farm to School taste test in Blackbird Paradise. The
students overwhelmingly voted "yum" as apposed to "no thank you".
Our first strawberry crop.
Enough lettuce was planted for the entire school to taste test.
This year, the spirit bulb garden was even more
beautiful than last year. It has since been planted with perennials and
some annuals and promises to be magnificent this summer.
The initial stages of the 'carrots
love tomatoes' garden. Companion planting and a sturdy tomatoes cage
system will help this garden thrive until the fall.
This brassica insect barrier was constructed this
year to keep out the
moth that produces the cabbage worm. If eggs hatch on the plants, the
worms will eat and damage much of the cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi and
other plants of the brassica family.
Scouts lend a big hand to Blackbird Paradise
On Saturday, April 9th, scouts from several dens joined garden
volunteers in Blackbird Paradise to help prepare the garden for the
upcoming season. Assisted by Master Gardener Keith Lee, the scouts and
their dads were a model of efficiency and teamwork. Indeed, many hands
made for light work.
August 2010 Potato Harvest
Miss Ashley Hillard's 4th-grade class planted their
butterfly gardens in Blackbird Paradise:
Mr. Burns' 4-th grade class planted a Three Sisters