|SPIN Group, Sitting L to R: Ben, Jacob, Bree, Emmy, Brianna and Faith|
Standing L to R: Brent, Lauren, Hannah and Emma
|SPIN Group getting their silly on!|
We started our work day by harvesting strawberries from the very prolific berry patch. We’re sure our neighbors at Valley Outreach will enjoy these sweet jewels. Very few berries were bad, but we picked them so that the plants continue to flower and make more berries. If we don’t harvest the berries and they go to seed the plants will stop making flowers. The bad berries went to the compost.
The produce is weighed on a scale in the office so we all went in with our load. Everything was recorded on a log sheet. We all really like the photo collage on the office wall and the workers play good music. We will see you guys soon!
An “ah-ha moment” came during the lesson: When talking about soil erosion the term “deposition” came up: Deposition is what happens when water moves soil and rocks and deposits them somewhere. Quite a bit of erosion and deposition happened during the recent rain, we think. The kids remembered these terms from school!
After cleaning up our supplies and talking about what we would like to learn next time, it was time for good-byes. These hard workers needed to deliver their produce to the folks at Valley Outreach. The kids noted that the strawberries and herbs are for families that don’t have money. With that being said, the Giving Garden accomplishes its goal!
- Contributing Writer - Master Gardener Phyllis