Harrington Park School Garden Update

Harrington Park Green Team

school garden 5_14_4The Harrington Park School Garden Club has gotten off to a late start due to the weather.  Nonetheless, students from grades 1-7 have planted spinach, lettuce, onions, garlic, cucumbers, beans, carrots, peas and potatoes. The beans and peas and cucumbers were planted from seeds that the garden club saved from last season!  school garden 5_14_2 The strawberries, raspberries, apple and pear trees look great.  The students will be eating strawberries and salad before the end of the school year.  school garden 5_14A row of tulip bulbs donated by retiring 8th grade teacher Mr. Cunniff were planted.  The club hopes to see these bulbs blooming next spring.

greenhouse 5_14_4Most impressively, the Garden Club has erected a green house and for a while was a butterfly habitat. greenhouse 5_14_2There are still some kinks to be worked out with the greenhouse since it heats up quickly.  Opening and closing the windows/doors controls the heat but when the students…

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