Garden of Eat'in
The Garden of Eat'in was built in the fall of 2012 by AWS's third grade class. The children built the fence entirely with hand tools over the course of three months, doing every aspect of the construction except for boring the post holes. They then gathered and hauled the materials for the "lasagna" style beds, and grew the starts from seeds. It was astounding how much they accomplished. They tended the garden in shifts over the summer and shared the bounty by preparing seven dishes for our fall festival of Michaelmas. The gardening is part of the curriculum of Waldorf education, to help keep the children grounded and in touch with the physical world. Although we start seeds with all the classes, food, from seed to table is a critical component of the third grade curriculum. For 2014 the new third grade has planted a raspberry orchard of 50 plants, but we need lumber and tools to trellis them properly. We also plan to finish the beds started by last years class to complete the main vegetable garden. and if time and funds allow we hope to add a strawberry patch to go with our raspberries.
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