The days may be short but our schedules are packed! We have been keeping busy out in the garden with planning for the upcoming growing season, cooking, seed saving and experimenting with worm bins and compost experiments.
The Foxes are getting ready to host a Farm-to-Table dinner fundraiser in support of the Outdoor Kitchen. As a result, we've been delving into crop planning and looking realistically at what we could produce in the garden for the dinner. We planted some additional Spring bulbs to adorn dinner tables as well!
River Otters are putting their compost knowledge to work and making predictions about the decomposition rates of various items-- from chicken nuggets to cheetos! Looking ahead to Spring, we are excited to finish the pond project started last year.
Blue Herons have been busy getting to know the Springwater resident worms. We are experimenting with creating our own worm habitats in order to learn more about their behavior.
Dragonflies are continuing to learn about various plant adaptations, from poisonous leaves to haustorial roots. Soon, we'll put our knowledge to work and create our own 3D "plants" out of recycled materials featuring various plant part adaptations.
Oak Leaves are exploring a seed unit as we wait for the Spring weather to dawn. We are having fun saving seeds, making seed mosaics and playing seed trivia!
5th-8th grade elective students have been having a blast making veggie sushi, herbal masala chai, rock art for the garden, and spearheading a zero waste lunch day.