March 4, 2010
Columbia Heights Garden Newsletter
Nurturing outdoor classrooms where children create, discover, and appreciate Earth.
To instill appreciation for current and future
family and community gardening.
To learn about school gardens from our mentor What's Happening in the Garden:
school, Northlake Elementary.
Garden Work Party - March 20th
To provide a hands-on outdoor classroom for
integrating science, reading, math, writing, art, 1. Assembling our new shed.
nutrition, and social skills. (Thank you PTA for purchasing a We-Build-It Shed Kit.)
To provide opportunity for children to grow and 2. Digging in the dirt to create more garden space.
eat fresh food that requires planning, time,
If you would like to help call:
patience and work. Janell Bittner 423-4466 email: email@example.com
To integrate garden produce into our
school snack/lunch program in order to provide
healthier food choices. On March 1, Mrs. Stephenson's class planted
onions and radishes. Mrs. Thomason's class is growing
To provide a place that nurtures personal well-
cauliflower and lettuce from seed in their classroom.
being and self-confidence. Mrs. Patterson's class is learning about composting
To build community spirit between students, and will be building a compost system in our garden.
staff, families, local businesses, and organizations. Ms. Palodichuk's class is starting tomatoes and
To teach an understanding of ecology, natural broccoli from seed. Mrs. Williams’ and Mrs. Bittner’s
lifecycles and promote appreciation for our classes are starting peas and spinach from seed.
stewardship of the Earth.
Watch for our Gardening Calendar on our Columbia Heights Webpage.
Columbia Heights Gardening Calendar
Seed Sowing Fertilizer
Crop Amount Results Notes/Comments
Thanks to Mrs. Thomason's class for
their Green Fund Raising Project for
the Garden. Send your empty juice
packets (i.e. Capri Sun) and individual
chip bags to school to recycle and
earn money for our garden!