Hands in the dirt, flowers in the salad, and a garden grant!

It’s been gratifying to see students in the garden over the past month planting seeds and starts.  The after-school gardening club is in full swing, teachers are planting with their students, and the space is being used broadly as an outdoor classroom.  Yea!   School Learning Garden Network meeting Gatewood hosted the spring School Learning … More Hands in the dirt, flowers in the salad, and a garden grant!

Latest on playground improvements

We’re making good progress on the design for the southwest corner of our playground (the current playfield / mud puddle).  Over 300 people–Gatewood and Cottage School students, families, teachers, and neighbors–provided feedback on the three design options presented in various venues in March.  From that feedback, we’ve merged the favorite elements from each into one design, … More Latest on playground improvements

Raised garden beds

The snow still falls, but we remain hopeful that spring will arrive and are ready to build our raised beds for the garden.  We built a prototype, two of our awesome teachers helped cut the lumber for the rest of the beds this past weekend, and we’re preparing for a work party to build and install … More Raised garden beds