Sunday, March 29, 2015

Farmer's Market/Plant Sale on Monday, March 30th at 3:45 pm

We will be having a Farmer's Market/Plant Sale on Monday, March 30th at 3:45-4:00pm in the Harris Garden. It sells out very quickly, so get there as soon as you can! (No holds)

Romaine lettuce, Swiss Chard, Cabbage, and Broccoli will be sold for minimum $3.00 donations. Bedding Plants - $1, and various other plants/terrariums will be sold for $5-10.
Fertilizer will be sold for $5.00/half gallon.

Cash or checks payable to Harris Middle School.

Spring Garden Clean Up a Success

Harris Garden Involves KINS Program in Gardening

The Harris Garden welcomed about 20 students outside to tour the garden and explain the opportunities they had to be involved in such an incredible space. 

They also replanted the beds at the front entrance to the school to prepare for our Wellness Fair. 

They did a great job, and are excited about more ways they can learn outside. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Help needed this Saturday

We are in need of help this Saturday to get our garden prepared for Spring. 

I need lead volunteers; please email me if you can help. 

Terrariums for sale $8!

The students made terrariums to sell for Friday night's plant sale.

They are 8 dollars and will help support the garden. 
No pre-sales, so come to the plant sale this Friday from 5-7pm during the Welness Festival!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

About the Green Team

The Green Team was founded on the notion that students could be a part of positive societal change. Windwehen took her AIM class (like a study hall class), and turned them into environmentalists.

Daily, they not only manage the garden, but some of the many things they learn are: propagation techniques, plant nutrition requirements, composting techniques, greenhouse management, irrigation techniques, and floral and horticulture plant identification. They learn by doing and serving, or experiential learning. From harvesting vegetables for their teachers and families to teaching community members how to garden, this group of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are no everyday team.

After 5 full years of success with the Green Team, she was able to turn the course into one that will allow students to earn high school credit, and set them up for a successful future in environmental and horticultural science. 

She teaches this class in one of her seven periods each day, but during these 45 minutes, they do more good than most can comprehend.

They are positive change makers, environmental leaders, peer teachers, and are learning science in the most extraordinary ways.

Original Green Team, 2010
Current Green Team