Hello SYG friends,
I don’t know about you, but I have been enjoying this beautiful snow. It’s not normal for us to get this much moisture this time of year and I am kind of loving it! There’s just something so magical about waking up to a blanket of fresh snow covering the ground.
At our headquarters in Swope Park, our garden plots are officially closed down until the spring. It’s amazing to watch the transformation from March to November!
Out at your schools you should be finished pulling out plants from the summer and fall and your beds should be resting for winter. If you are going to plant garlic now is the time to do it, before the ground gets too frozen. If you need tips check out “Growing Great Garlic.”
Did you know that there are many health benefits to growing a garden? Besides the educational experience of hands-on learning and growing delicious vegetables to snack on and share, gardens are also a great way to get some fresh air!
Students at a school in Kansas City, Kansas still opted to go outside to check on their garden this week after the blizzard. The students loved the fresh air (and throwing a few snowballs) and shared observations about their garden in early December versus early October.
We hope you all stay cozy and warm as it starts to feel more like winter. Don’t forget to enjoy a little fresh air every now and then!