Changing of the season. The garden prepares for Winter.

Two 4/5 classes came out to the garden and had an absolute blast tearing out dead plants and chopping everything down. As we prepare for what we think is probably going to be a freezing Winter, we are getting the garden ready. These classes got to be part of an activity that showcases the natural evolution of seasons. To some it seemed violent to be tearing, breaking, cracking, and basically destroying the garden. But this experience was a great first hand encounter with how Northwest gardens do basically hibernate and go to sleep in the Winter. We are using our 3 stage compost bins so we can turn all this garden waste into yummy compost! Sustainability! No students complained of being bored, all were engaged, and it couldn’t have happened on a more beautiful sunny November day.

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