Wiscasset Primary School
We now know dogs are NOT allowed.
Great State of Maine!
Hugg boys mulching the new School Garden sight, October 2009.
Huggs - they volunteered to help us get the School Garden sight ready in October, 2009. First it was tilled, then it was mulched with dried leaves.
First crops! Lettuce planted by Mrs. Pye's class. They filled this bed and planted lettuce in just 45 minutes! Spring, 2010.
Corn seedlings in 3 Sister's Garden, planted by Mrs. Schlein's class. Spring, 2010.
Linnea near radish bed planted by a field trip from another school. Spring, 2010.
School Garden beds in early spring, 2010. There are 5 beds, one for each grade in the Primary SChool and a 3 Sister's Garden (Corn, beans and squash) in the middle.
Looking towards future crop land at back half of garden.
Cows and fruit tree orchard. We're planning to revitalize this orchard next spring and make it s a real community orchard. The school will also have access to it.
Lovely Morris Farm. We are so lucky to have this farm next to our school!
Boys from Mrs. Morissette's class filling raised beds. Spring, 2010.
Girls from Mrs. Morissette's class filling raised beds. Spring, 2010
Mrs. Morissette's and Mrs. Jackson's classes sitting with Linnea in the School Garden. Spring, 2010.
Mrs. Morissette's and Mrs. Jackson's classes moved the raised beds that became the twiggy trellis beds and then filled them.
Live life and learn in the garden!
Ariana pregnant with Valley.
Standing at the back end of the garden, looking over the future crop land towards the raised beds and the Morris Farm barn in the distance.
David by the twiggy trellis - these are the raised beds placed and filled with a 50/50 mix of compost and loam by Mrs. Morissette's and Mrs. Jackson's classes in spring 2010.
Farm Camp kids by twiggy trellis, summer, 2010.
Farm Camp kids digging for worms and other treasures.
Cucumber and bean plants can be seen as they begin to climb the twiggy trellis.
Nell showing off a squash from the 3 sister's garden Morris Farm volunteer Merry Fossell planted with Mrs. Schlein's class in Spring 2010.
Farm Camp Kevin
Look at all the tomatoes coming!
Cows in the distance.
Nell by the twiggy trellis, cows in the pasture that borders the School Garden.
Broccoli! Broccoli seeds were planted by Mrs. Preston's, Mrs. Baston's and Mrs. Johnson's classes in spring, 2010.
Looking towards the cute shed and twiggy trellis.
Nell inspects the broccoli.
This is the most exciting picture! This half of the garden was cover cropped with buckwheat, shown here. We've since turned the cows on it to eat in preparation for our next cover crop: sweet clover. We are turning this pasture land into crop land and will plant food for the lunch program beginning in Spring 2012.
Fun in the garden!
Sam and his harvest. We've been freezing the broccoli for a Harvest Lunch at the school in the fall.
Michael and his harvest. Michael was one of the kindergarteners who started broccoli seeds in the spring. It was wonderful for him to be at Farm Camp to harvest and get to see the growing process start to finish.
Farm Camp kids with cucumbers and broccoli.
Standing with the beautiful sign last year's 4th graders and Mrs. Barnes made for the School Garden.
Look at our Twiggy Trellis now! Nearly covered. There are loads of scarlet runner beans coming and we'll need classes to come over and harvest them soon. Now you can see bees in action pollinating and we're still picking cukes!
Tomatoes coming soon!
David and Linnea harvesting more broccoli for the harvest lunch.
Little heifers and steers near the School Garden.
Nothing tastes better then a broccoli floret right off the plant! So says Linnea, age 4.
This pumpkin was accidentally harvested, we hope it wil ripen for the harvest lunch.
Check out that corn in the 3 Sister's garden behind the kids and this broccoli bed. .
Very proud of this trellis!
The tomato seedlings were started by Wiscasset High School students and Merry Fossell and planted in June by students on field trips from other schools.
Still loving the little shed - planning to put in a tulip garden next to it this fall.
Scarlet runner bean flowers.
Pumpkin peeking out from beneath its vine.
Not the garden, but too cute to pass by. This is Ariana saying something to her bull calf Valley, born June 24th. He will be raised as a herd bull, which means unlike most little bulls, he has a future . . . but not on our farm! Bulls turn aggressive at around 1 year of age; Valley will have to be sold. He is still very cute and very accessible in the barn, please come visit him!