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School Garden in the Field of Dreams

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Saturday, May 2nd
10am – 2pm
SELS – Field of Dreams

We’ll be setting up the straw bales, posts, and running bailing wire.

Recommended: wear close-toed shoes, long sleeves / pants.
Bring: gloves, hand trucks, shovels, post drivers

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At the recent SELS Board of Director’s meeting on April 13th, the board approved a plan to implement a school garden in the field of dreams. SunMie Won submitted a 3-phase proposal – phase 1 will start this spring of 2015 and go through the summer.

The first phase is a trial of the site itself: sunlight, access to water, critters, and the difficulty in managing the garden during the prime growing season while school is out of session.

We’ll be trying a technique using straw bales as planters for the first phase. This is a quick way to get planter beds up and running and produces compost that can be rolled right into beds for the next growing season.