A Bountiful Harvest

Posted by on May 16, 2019 | 0 comments

A Bountiful Harvest

by Zyanya Otal

April showers bring May flowers… and a bounty of greens at the Clark Elementary School Garden!

For the past few weeks, students have been hard at work pulling weeds, prepping the garden beds with compost, planting, and watering the garden. Eager hands gently tended to each garden bed and words of encouragement were shared with growing seedlings. In a few short weeks, our young gardener’s efforts paid off. The salad garden, consisting of kale, bok choy, and various lettuces has provided students with their first harvest of the year! Miss Z, as well as volunteers from the Piedmont Master Gardeners were impressed with the student’s gardening efforts! Students from the CLASS Garden Club were able to take home a head of romaine lettuce to share the results of their efforts with their families.

As the season ramps up, diligent students are keeping tabs on the raspberry bushes and strawberry patches in hope of getting the first ripe fruit. First grades are looking forward to planting watermelon and tomato plants in the garden to prepare for a summer harvest. May the season continue to be bountiful for our young gardeners!