Galesville Elementary Garden Update
2017 is our 9th year and growing
We are still gardening if you are looking for something to do. Work sessions in the school garden are Monday and Friday mornings from 9:00 – 10:30 and Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 – 4:30. If there is still work to be done (which there always seems to be) I am trying to be available from 9:00 to 10:30 on Wednesday mornings too. Happy Summer !
Summer 2017 in the Garden
For those of you who have been a part of planting the garden in spring but not able to see it up close now in the summer, I thought you might enjoy it while it is at its peak of lush growth before it starts maturing and declining. it is really quite beautiful and magical. Yesterday, I observed a multitude of different bees and other pollinators just hanging on the herb, anise hyssop which they all apparently love. ( The darn Japanese beetles were also hanging on – they were gorging on the leaves rather than the flowers) Goldfinches are flitting from sunflower to sunflower trying to pry out any ripe sunflower seed they can get their little beaks on. And cute as they are,, but cursed little critters, we have another crop of little bunnies nipping off the second planting of beans as soon as the beans poke out of the ground. Anyway – another bountiful year on the asphalt. Jean
Thank you to the Galesville Lions Club
At a regular meeting, The Galesville Lions Club heard a short presentation by Dick Meunier and Jean Wallner telling of their work with the Galesville Elementary School Garden. The club was asked for a donation to purchase more soil for the garden. The Lions presented a check for $300, for the soil, to Mrs. Wallner on April 14th. Thank you, Lions for your support and confidence in our project!
See what’s growing at Galesville Elementary!
Galesville Students help UW researchers with product testing. from La Crosse Tribune, Oct 25, 2015
How does our garden grow? On a tennis court of course! excerpt from Teach Today WI Oct 2015
Tennis Court Garden (slideshow)