The Ironia Growing Garden is located between the third grade wing and the side parking lot. In this triangular area, twenty-one raised garden beds were installed in May 2010. Fourteen classrooms participated in this endeavor which involved designing and building the garden area, planting seeds in pots and monitoring the seedlings in the classroom, and transplanting young plants into the outdoor beds. The beds hold peas, strawberries, yellow and green squash, cucumbers, corn, tomatoes, chives, dill, basil, kale, cabbage, celery, carrots, radishes, string beans, eggplant, lettuce, onions, bird house gourds, pumpkins, parsnips and watermelon! Two garden work/harvest days were held this summer – one in July and one in August. Thank you to the summer helpers who watered, weeded and harvested! The fun continues this fall – classrooms will be invited to experiment with quick growing, cool weather crops and families are invited to visit any time.
We welcome any volunteers who would like to assist classes in the garden. No green thumb required! If you would like to stay informed about garden activities and events, volunteer some time in the garden or if you have any questions, please contact Dana Chabanel, AJ Avellino and Chris Dzerovych: firstname.lastname@example.org.