Thank you, parents!
When we returned to school this year, the garden was a bit on the wild side. Weeds had grown up everywhere. My attempt to shut the water off and cover the garden beds in plastic sheeting to kill weeds over the summer months failed. Instead, the watering computer was misprogrammed to water daily and thoroughly. The weeds were very happy, each kept warm and wet in their plastic covered garden bed greenhouse.
Many parents — and a few younger siblings — came to help in the garden the first week of school. Together, we got the garden under control. The monster mint (see photos) is still a monster we’ll have to somehow tame. But the weeds are gone, and order is returning. In the next couple of weeks, classes will begin to plan and plant.
Thank you to Medy Wundrow, Michelle Hackney and Amanita Glover (who came every day!) Andrea and Steve Rose, Barry Floyd, Joth Layton, and everyone else who weeded, dug in the garden, cut back mint and made pretty mint bouquets people could take home.