This past summer has been an excellent one and I had the great pleasure of spending a lot of it in the garden. As most of you know, we have expanded our garden this year and added some new features like a trellis, a sunflower circle and plenty of raised garden beds.
This year we introduced garden sessions where kids got to spend one hour in the garden learning about all the different vegetables we have. These also included some garden yoga, planting their own seeds, and, in August, getting to pick/taste some of the veggies we planted in June! It’s such a great feeling when you get to see that something you’ve worked so hard on is finally getting it’s chance to shine. Campers loved getting to know their plant friends and maybe even learning how to grow their own gardens someday!
Even though we had a late start at planting, things quickly fell into place once we began. We started harvesting things like spinach, lettuce, beans, peas and much more during K7, and by the end of K8, the camp was getting the majority of it’s lettuce and tomatoes from our very own organic garden!
It’s been a great experience teaching campers about the wonders of gardening. May your gardens produce many veggies!