Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer Growing!

The LINCS Growing and Learning Garden continues to grow, teach and be a place of destination. The Monday Summer Garden Gatherings have been full of lots of faces and best of all, new faces each week.
Lots of spinach, lettuces, broccoli raab and peas were all enjoyed in our first harvests, that lasted into July.

The sunflowers have been growing each day, reaching high for the sun! The perennials have been showing their colors, eager for butterflies and bees to land on them.

Our Garden Crew has been helping water, weed and spread wood chips. Great community efforts!
A great place to be on a Summer Monday!

Watering...with rain water from Farmer Rollie

Moving wood chips

Garden inspired Art!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Transforming the Space

The rain barrel is making its way back to its spring, summer, and fall home. 
What a transformation!! 

The garden is growing and changing and so is the physical space. Logs have been added for a gathering area, mulch has been spread by many different volunteers (including UW-Whitewater students on "Make a Differemce Day" and families/students after school) and perennial beds are even being added to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. 

What an amazing place to grow and learn! 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Season #2 is Growing!

Season #2 of the LINCS Growing and Learning Garden got underway on Tuesday, April 26. Many classes came out to plant seeds and seedlings in THEIR school garden. Students direct seeded radishes, spinach, lettuce, carrots, swiss chard and peas. Seedlings of broccoli raab, spinach and lettuce were also planted. These were donated by Turtle Creek CSA. Liesl also shared a book that was written documenting Season One of the garden. This book is available in the school library. New this year are in-ground beds. Two of these will be used for attracting monarch butterflies. Food plants- squash, cucumber and sunflowers- will be planted in the third bed.