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Gardening at Northeast School

The students and teachers at Northeast School have been busy in their DIGS gardens this spring.

Mrs. Frank planted mint with the 3rd grade which they will brew for some tasty tea this week


Mrs. Maliszewski’s  2nd grade students planted a variety of lettuces which they will eat in a salad.  Mrs. Enslin’s 2nd grade planted swiss chard, which looks (and tastes) fantastic.


Mrs. Phillip’s and Mrs. Alday’s classes planted squash and green pepper.

digsNE2  Here, a student waters the newly planted squash.

And, last, but not least….. The new bed planted by the kindergarten classes.

NE kindergarten students plant in their new bed...... the "Kinder Garden".

NE kindergarten students plant in their new bed…… the “Kinder Garden”.



More Great Planting at Northeast!

From Danelle:

NE garden is full! There is a wonderful variety of cool weather veggies growing
that now call our garden “home”. Kindergarten has planted Swiss Chard in milk crates! We upcycled them right from our school and there certainly being put to very good use! We are looking forward to watching them grow and thrive.

** Danelle mentioned that RichfieldFarms gave her a discount on the plants, so a big thank you and shout out to them.

Kindergarten kale planting





Great things going on at Northeast!

Keira wirh Ms. Alday planting collard greens.
Mrs. Alday planting with Beck & Keira.
Hi All,
Please check out the amazing work our DIGS liaison Danelle Givner and  the Teachers are doing at Northeast. Inspiring!
Danelle reports:
Last week was very busy at the Northeast garden! Ms. Maliszewski’s second grade planted little broccoli plants.  After each student planted an individual plant, they helped turn the garden soil by using garden tools and their hands. This helped to distribute vitamins around the soil. While digging, a few children found something that resembled a dinosaur tooth!
Ms. Alday’s and Ms. Villalobos classes enjoyed planting and learning about cool weather crops. This group of children really had fun standing in the garden and planting. They learned to gently pull apart the ‘stringy roots’ and to dig a hole as deep as the soil of their little plant. Some children planted collard greens while others enjoyed planting bok choy. They were  awesome and were fully engaged with the help of their teachers.  A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to these 2 classes for being responsible for watering the entire Northeast garden this Fall.
Coming up: kindergarten will plant cool weather veggies in milk crates this week!
Fifth grade measuring garden to plant arugula.
Grade 5 measuring before planting arugula
Thank you First grade for planting pansies at  the entrance of our school. They are so colorful and bring smiles to our faces each morning.
pansey plantings