Day 3 of the 2012 Summer Program
We are so happy with our “Applegate Garden” wall that we couldn’t help but include another picture! We’re now inspired to do a lot of art all around the garden, to make it even more welcoming and beautiful.
We had a big discussion today of what organic meant, and why it is important to us. We learned a lot about the added flavors, colors, preservatives and pesticides that are in the food that we eat. We hope that our garden will offer more healthy and fresh options that are in our community! Because the classrooms are not available this summer we have our lessons outside. We painted chalkboard paint on one of the walls so we can write down our ideas- we even came up with our own definition of what organic means to us.
The basil plant has been producing more than we can eat, so today we begin experimenting with drying it in our green house. Hopefully this will make it last longer.
A lot of tomatoes have started to appear, and every day we remember to give it a “deep watering” to ensure its roots are strong- and also to avoid “Blossom End Rot”, which was affecting some of our earlier tomatoes.
Looking forward to harvest time!