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Gardening at Washington Open


Garden PictureHave you checked out the Washington Open Garden recently?  A dedicated team of parents has been working tirelessly to upgrade and beautify the garden areas.  Be sure to stop by and see the amazing results!

Washington Open's gardening program offers an opportunity for our students to nurture and appreciate nature while learning how plants grow. Students of all grade levels learn to take care of plants and vegetables in our on-campus garden. The harvests are used in cooking projects.


SUGGESTED CENTER ACTIVITIES

Edible Garden Introduction:
Rules, Picking, Tasting

Stop at the gate, read the rules together, tell students where to meet within the garden (stumps, platform bench, …), describe activity, commence!

Gardening tasks

Weeding, observation, Starting seeds for next season

Plant something!  

Garden Center #2: The Little Gardener (See Garden Library for Book and Center.)

Cooking/Tasting Centers

Pick & Eat, Veggie Skewers,  Bruschetta, Salsa, Pickled Gherkins, Herb “Sandwiches”, Zoodles

UPCOMING EVENTS

9/17-9/28:  Time to explore/use summer harvest.

9/27: Tabouli & Fennel Tea Time @ 2:45PMTabouli
 


WHAT'S GROWING ON?

 

The season is coming to an end!  Please enjoy your harvest as it becomes ripe. If you take a walk through the garden with your classes, encourage everyone to gently harvest the produce.
Final Harvest planned for 10/1!

 

AVAILABLE FOR HARVEST THIS MONTH

Cherry tomatoes

Strawberries (as they ripen)

Herbs

Zucchini

 

COMING SOON!

Pumpkins and Watermelons

 

**Can your classroom adopt a seedling flat?