The children whose school garden this is have been learning something more than reading and writing. Yesterday, thanks to a friend, I was able to visit and see what they’ve been growing in a beautiful garden, which is now somewhat past its prime, but still producing
food and other beautiful things
as well as lessons. The plant below, I’m informed, is okra
and this next is a pumpkin blossom. This garden obviously wants to keep on going.
After that pleasant visit, I went on over to Whole Foods for some provisioning of my own and found that they were into the school garden spirit too.
and had some lovely produce of their own to display.
I was glad for all of it, and for these flowers too.
2 thoughts on “Learning From More Than Books”
Fall is bursting out all over! I visit the garden often, walking my border collie.
Today a group of service volunteers were tidying up the garden.
When I told them about the photographs you’d taken, they invited
you back to take more pictures inside the deer-fenced enclosure.
A personal invitation from the head of the school board, a strong
advocate of school gardens. It was lovely seeing it through your
On one of my long walks this summer, I happened upon a school garden that was quite impressive! School was not in session, but the garden was producing raspberries! I wanted some so badly but, I would not “steal” from children even though I knew that the berries would likely be eaten by birds, not by kids! On other walks, I have passed by other gardens where raspberries were there for the picking——and I DID! 🙂 But never from children! 🙂