Friday, March 22, 2013

Thank you, Peaceful Valley!

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply donated a large box of seeds to the school gardens in our district. We are very grateful for the more than 210 packets of organic seeds that were given to John Yehall Chin Elementary School's garden.

This is approximately half of the seeds we received. They included multiple kinds of tomatoes, peppers, carrots, beets, lettuce and other greens, peas, beans, onions, herbs, melons, and flowers.

Peaceful Valley also gave us some calendars with pictures of fruits and vegetables. We look forward to seeing these growing in our garden.

For every ten packets of seeds that Peaceful Valley sells, they donate one packet to a school garden. Please support Peaceful Valley and help us thank them for their generosity. You can visit them at

Gardeners in Room 205

Ms. Mac's first grade class has adopted a barrel in our garden. They planted seeds last week. They will be watering the barrel and monitoring its progress. We look forward to seeing their corner of the garden flourish!

Room 205 planted carrot, lettuce, and marigold seeds.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

More daffodils

Just a few weeks later, the garden is full of daffodils!

Planting seeds of healthy eating

Australian researchers have found that children who participate in school garden programs are more likely to be willing to try new foods.

Read the article here: