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 !
Fall 2017 Harvest Time!
Below are some photos from Garden Club Tuesday, Oct. 2017. We have had great weather so far. Some of the fun jobs we have been working on include: digging up potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, and beets, harvesting beans and exclaiming over all the different colors, planting radishes and cover crops, harvesting popcorn, and picking/eating raspberries. Oh, and let’s not forget the very engaging job of hauling mulch and dirt; which some kids want to do every time!
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
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)