9/18/14 - It is harvest time in the Newmarket Elementary School Garden. The Garden Club students are busy harvesting tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, carrots and beans. They are planting fall crops of kale, radishes and lettuce as well as some garlic for next year. We had a big garlic harvest this summer and look forward to sharing it with the school community at the annual Spaghetti Supper. Look for it on your garlic bread. In addition to adding compost to our beds we will be planting a cover crop this fall to help improve our soil. Teaching the students about soil amendments will be part of our program this fall.
If you visit the garden this fall you will see our new garden shed. We would like to thank Chris Cote
and Amy Gendreau
for their help building the new shed. Having our supplies right there in the garden will save time and allow the students more time to work in the garden. The Garden Club provides a chance for students to get outside and learn by doing so more time in the garden means more fun and learning. Please visit our garden space and see what our students are up to.