You may have noticed recent activity in the QAE garden...Christa Brown and I (Heather Anderson) are the new co-chairs for the garden committee, and we are excited to revitalize this wonderful part of our school. Just by us working in the garden during a few recent recesses and after school, quite a few kids & parents have already jumped in to help.
We've been inventorying and rounding up resources as quickly as possible...did you see or *smell* the mountain of mulch delivered earlier this week? Some of the kids were having a blast cleaning off the sidewalk and spreading the mulch. Are you enjoying our lovely spring weather and wanting to "play in the dirt", too? You're in luck!!! We need a team of parents, kids and friends of the garden to dig out the weeds and "green mulch" in order to plant all the starts various classes sprouted as part of their lessons earlier this spring. The garden will also need watering and loving attention throughout the summer so we can all enjoy the plants this summer and when school starts back up in the fall.
Do you have a special affinity for:
Bats, bees, butterflies, worms and/or other garden friendly critters
Come join us, either as a part of our committee or as a work-party volunteer or part of a summer maintenance rotation...while your kids play on the playground (or all of the above)!
Here's the address link to our VolunteerSpot scheduling calendar, http://tinyurl.com/QAEGardenVS. There will be more activities and dates added shortly. In the meantime, if you see someone working in the garden, don't be shy. Come ask questions, grab a fork and dig in!!!
Once the garden is planted, we'll focus on updating the garden blog, but if you'd like to see what the garden committee did last year, (check out the QAE Cafe!!!), feel free to meander through these pages if you haven't already, http://qaegarden.weebly.com/index.html.
Heather Anderson, mom of Sarah Kate & Maddie
Christa Brown, mom of Elijah & Chloe Cook
P.S. If you have any clean, flattened cardboard, empty cat litter buckets or sturdy kid-sized brooms that you don't need, let us know. We can put them to good, immediate use.
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