What a harvest, as school began in the fall of 2018! Here’s what we grew throughout the summer of 2018 and into October, in our productive and beautiful school gardens at CLCS: red raspberries, butternut squash, gourds, acorn squash, pattypan squash, Indian corn, onions, roma tomatoes, yellow pear tomatoes, purple and green basil, blue lake beans, parsley, dill, spearmint, peppermint, oregano, chives, marjoram, lemon thyme, lemon cucumbers, bell peppers, lamb’s ear, milkweed, sunflowers, cosmos, marigolds, cleome, zinnias, nasturtiums, echinacea, lilies.
Growing and harvesting food in the school garden is an integral part of the CLCS environmental ed program. Environmental Education (EE) is a weekly class for PreK through 8th grade. Classes meet outdoors, in all kinds of weather, to explore the numerous habitats on our large CLCS property, including the garden! As the students observe, collect data, monitor and document, they also learn about the environment and its interconnected systems. Read more about place based education and environmental ed at CLCS here.