We are in the midst of full scale “winter prep mode”. We are getting the garden ready for the oncoming cold by layering it with leaves and hay. This essential garden process really allows the students to get in touch with the soil. We have to preserve our soil- protect it from the fierce elements of rain, snow, and cold. We can help stop erosion and help preserve the vital health and nutrients of our soil if we protect it! Luckily, we have many trees around Orca that drop leaves on the ground for us to collect. Thank you 6th grade!!!!!! We also celebrated with some more delicious mint tea.