Vintage Magnet's 4th Grade Garden Club members were thrilled to begin planting their winter garden. Past experience has shown that the cooler weather and rains produce a successful garden in our mild southern California area. Ms. Silvia paid Mr. List of Sylmar High School's agriculture program a visit and brought back lettuce, herbs, and other vegetables to start of our garden. Students learned about how to remove plants from a pot, loosen the roots, and gentle place it in the correct size hole. We can't wait to see them grow.
Thanks to Mr. Rios, 4th Grade parent, we had enough soil removed and were able to add the wonderful soil donated by Kellogg into our Garden Club plots. Students stomped it down and smoothed it out. Soon we will plant. Meanwhile, parent helper, Ms. Silvia, obtained some fruit trees which students planted outside rooms 33 and 34.
Students can relate to how hard it must have been for pioneers to ready the fields for planting. We are still clearing out the old soil, weeds, roots, leaves, rocks, etc. to make our plots ready for planting. Fall is upon us and we need to start planting our winter garden. Thank goodness we don't have to depend on what we grow to survive in this day and age. Our garden angel is a 4th grade parent, Ramiro Rios, who is giving us a big hand removing the hard soil and tangled roots.
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.