Ever wondered what those stakes were doing in the garden? How about those hay bales? Or the new ditches near the compost bins? The Sustainable Life club has worked hard to get this season’s crop planted this spring and ready to harvest when we come back to school in September. We have dug those ditches, pitched the stakes, and laid the hay bales in order to learn a little about agriculture and make salsa at the beginning of the school year.
The vision for these gardens is to grow food crops using organic, sustainable methods.
- Grow food everywhere by building good soil up, even in marginal areas
- Reduce compaction by walking around the plantings, not on the soil- more oxygen for roots!
- Extend the growing season- soil warms up earlier in the spring
- Allows for good drainage