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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Propping up and providing support

Today was a successful Saturday workday.  The gardens are growing along very nicely.  

It is amazing to visit a garden after not being there for a week and see how it has grown.  It almost seems as if they are growing all on their own.

The truth is these gardens and vegetables are growing with all the efforts that are put into them through our students and volunteers.  This is why there is continued noticeable growth every time we revisit each garden.

The tomatoes and bean plants at Sanderlin were all growing substantially, but not in the best direction.  The bean plants and tomatoes all needed a little effort to get them propped up and supported to grow in the right direction.

Our great team of volunteers at Sanderlin today propped up all the plants and used bamboo to give them support.   It took some work and patience to untangle all of the plants leaves, stems and stalks.  Once this was done though the plants were all headed in the right direction, ready to grow upwardly and produce yields.

Just like our vegetables the kids all need a little prop up and support.  These gardens provide that prop up and support for the kids and just like untangling the plants it takes some work and patience.  It may not be obvious, but by tying those plants close to a strong a bamboo stick that can guide and support their growth, they are doing the same for the kids.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for propping them up, guiding them with a little support in the right direction so that they can grow and progress.   

If you did not make it out to this Saturdays workday come out and join us on December 14th  at 8:00 A.M. at Campbell Park Elementary School.

Aleta Kane
Garden Program Coordinator

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