Today is one of my favorite days of the year when I am the most proud of my students and school. It is our annual One Day In May project where classes are cancelled for our entire school and students and teachers spend the day volunteering in our community.
This year my school garden project was a site for ten volunteers throughout the day.
I had no intention of expecting the students to work so hard. But as we dug the sod to level the raised beds we discovered our soil was full of gravel.
Still, the students kept up a great attitude throughout the day.
We accepted nearly-level as good enough and completed four frames by the end of the day.
The garden club starts tomorrow and will pick up where we left off. They will set the remaining frame, build one more, and fill all of the beds with compost, peat moss, and perlite. Then, finally, we will plant some seeds.
I honestly expected to have much more done by the end of the day, but given the road blocks we ran into, I am so impressed by what we managed to accomplish. I am so grateful for these students who worked so hard all day and didn’t even get to participate in the fun part of actually planting vegetables.
A summary of my day would be incomplete without a HUGE thank-you to our Blue Zones community coordinator and all of the help and resources she has sent our way.
I am the very best kind of exhausted and looking forward to a rewarding summer.