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Gardening at Rea View!
We are very excited to announce that we have added 6 raised gardening beds behind the school, one for each grade level. Ms. Ash is a member of our staff who is heading up this project for our school.The project was complete on Thursday, September 15. The goal is for teachers to intergrate various curriculum areas into the maintenance and care of each garden. Teachers and students will extend their learning outdoors!
Did you know?
- Soils in raised beds can be amended to reduce soil compaction, allowing for greater root growth, expansion and ultimately, healthier plants.
- Heavy tillers and plows are not needed for raised vegetable gardens.
- Organic matter content is easily incorporated with small tillers and hand tools. Organic matter greatly increases productivity as well as pore space and nutrition for maximum plant growth.
- Raised beds warm up quicker in the spring and fall than conventional gardens. The growing season for early spring crops as well as fall crops can be extended with raised beds.
Written by: Diann Harvey
Posted: Sep 16, 2011 by Diann Harvey