by Zephyr Calisto Florès, Language teacher and stewardship coordinator
We at the school are all so excited to see our garden growing! Lettuce, cabbage, carrots, flowers, chard, and beans are all coming up fast. We used a new planting method this year, using wooden crates lined with cardboard, filled half way with dry organic matter (mostly guamuchil leaves), then filled the top half with dirt from our school, mixed with an amazing starter compost from Moonstone Mazzeti. It seems to be a great method as everyday we are amazed at how fast everything is growing. Now we are counting the days until our first salad. We have already planted the second rotation and happily checking everyday to see what has germinated. We are looking at planting with the phases of the moon and building a french biodynamic compost pile. More updates later as the magic happens in the garden!
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