May Garden Update:
Our garden has had an eventful 2019-2020 year and we are so thankful to all of the students, families, docents and neighbors who help keep our garden growing.
A special thank you to our NSE PTO and Folsom Garden Club for the funding to our garden.
In March our Green Team had begun taking out our Fall harvest in order to prep the garden beds and plant for Spring. Most of our beds were midway through being ready to plant when school was suddenly closed and we were all asked to stay at home in response to COVID 19. With the uncertainty of the times our planting was put on hold to ensure the safety of our volunteers.
Many members of our caring garden team were able to maintain our garden in its current state while staying safe and following social distancing rules.
As we begun to move forward into May, our garden beds were finished being prepped, and our Spring plants are starting to go in just slightly later than planned. We will have two garden beds that will be designated pollinator beds in order to attract more pollinators to the garden and add a low maintained option moving into the Summer.
Some additional exciting news has happened during this time. A former NSE student, Oliver Smith, has completed his Eagle Scout project and re-built our compost bin located behind the cafeteria. We are so impressed by the work Oliver did and are looking forward to composting again!
Please help us be vigilant over the Summer break to keep our school and garden safe. If you see any suspicious activity on campus, please reach out to the Folsom non-emergency number.
If you are interested in helping in our garden or would like more information please contact our Garden Coordinator, Kristina Cameron at KCameron@fcusd.org
We look forward to updating you on the garden in August! Enjoy your Summer!
What is growing?
Bed 1: sun gold tomatoes and an early girl tomato Bed 2: chives and pepper Bed 3: artichoke Bed 4: cucumber Bed 5: Our NEW pollinator garden Bed 6: peppers Bed 7: Our NEW pollinator garden Bed 8: squash and zucchini (many of these are coming soon but should be completed by June 1st)
Don’t forget to also walk the perimeter of our garden and notice how well our citrus trees are doing and keep an eye on our grape, blueberries and strawberries!
Kristina Cameron, M.Ed
2nd Grade Teacher
Natoma Station Elementary