Mulching- not the most glamorous activity BUT I think it is a powerful, fun, and super interactive way to understand the full cycle of the garden. Plus, leaves are free and in abundance right now- a renewable and highly valuable resource to cover our garden beds for the winter. The kids love the raking, the piling, the teamwork, and the hustle bustle of it all. It’s a little wet and dirty out there, but that’s kind of what a garden is all about.
We have been covering most of the beds on both sides of the school. After all the harvesting this fall, this activity really brings it all home. Now we just gotta wait until the spring to uncover it all and start again….