Plot D12 is super shady with many tree roots, but we persist. We also were able to use some sunny spots in C-38 and C-39 in the summer for corn, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Plot D12 has produced lots of kale, purple beans, a few radishes, and now Swiss chard, lettuce, and garlic for winter crops. We have some native pollinator plantings ,one hydrangea, and a few impatiens. Most of all Plot D12 gives youth ages 9-13 a place to learn with a cycle of activities that we repeat in some way each week:
- Breathe deeply
- Observe & Inquire
- Look Down - Soil - Check on & Learn about soil.
- Look about - Plants - Check on & Learn about plants.
- Look up and around - Ecosystem - Think about and Consider the Interconnected Whole
This fall at our final class we had two boys and two girls and a guest scientist. (Thank you, Alexander Dvorak.) We also had three children of member gardeners - now a "tradition" since 2014 when one high schooler, the daughter of a member in the B section, got it all started. Click here for the article
Stay tuned for more. The last thing these young people said was:
" When is our next class?"