Dig, dig, dig and shovel out the old soil. Slowly we are getting the plots ready for our winter garden. Plus, it is fall time and those leaves are falling all over our campus. 4th Grade Garden Club pitches in to help pick up leaves. Be sure to look under Memories for this year to see more photos.
Students got down and dirty digging out the old dirt and tangle of roots that have grown over the years in the garden plots. Not an easy job. Many students found Roly Poly bugs also known as Pill Bugs, Wood Louse, Armadillo Bug, Potato Bugs, but technically known as Armadillidiidae which is a family of woodlice, where belong to a terrestrial crustacean group. A cousin is the Sow Bug which doesn't roll up into a ball. They can harm plants, especially new seedlings but they also help help the worms and other creatures turn decaying material into soil.
Give them a plot of dirt and they will come (and till, plant, reap, and eat). Vintage's 4th Grade Garden Club held it's first meeting of the 2016-2017 school year. An enthusiastic group met at recess and learned about the generous donation by Kellogg Gardens of new soil for our garden plots. We will be very busy emptying the old soil out of our plots and putting in new soil.
Vintage's 4th Grade Garden Club will use a digital camera, computer, and/or an iPad and to photograph and journal what is happening on campus regarding gardening, school beautification, nature and more.