Deasy second-graders began tending to the school’s garden when Reese Michaels, a Cornell Cooperative Extension gardener, visited their school.
Farmer Reese and the children gathered at the garden, which is used to grow herbs and vegetables, in addition to supporting the school’s science curriculum. This year, second-graders are studying soil, rocks and minerals.
During the visit, the children used trowels to spread compost and remove weeds, and had the opportunity to plant onions. They also listened carefully as Reese explained the importance of getting rid of weeds, watering and how compost will provide nutrients to the items they plant.
Principal Nomi Rosen said the students would be asked to develop a list of things they’d like to see grown in the garden. They will also create decorative watering cans.
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