May 10, 2019

Manchester School gardens are ready for growing season

Student, Isabella Thibodeau and her mother Jennifer 

On Saturday, May 4, the Master Gardener Workday at Manchester School hosted volunteers and several local master gardeners adding soil amendments, replacing and repairing several raised beds, trimming and raking the Manchester School gardens. The Manchester Gardens for Learning Committee would like to thank the Coast of Maine Organic Products Company out of Portland for a recent donation of 10 bags of lobster compost. The compost was added this weekend to the raised beds to help prepare them for vegetable planting this spring. The committee appreciates the volunteers and master gardeners’ help with our workday as well as the generous donation from the Coast of Maine.

Students in Mrs. Sanborn’s, Mrs. Ocean’s, and Ms. Bell’s rooms have been busy this winter with tending to spinach and lettuce greens growing in the hoop house. The school is lucky to be able to continue to grow greens in the hoop house during the winter months. Students have also been busy this winter learning about composting, soil, and pollination. Many seedlings have been started, with plans for many more to come. Students and staff are looking forward to getting outside and doing some planting - now that it is finally SPRING!

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