Over at Valley View elementary, lives a well balanced and thriving garden space in which the students love connecting with organisms of all kinds. We returned from our summer break to a space full of color and wonder.
The kids and I discussed how important every plant, creature and microorganism in the garden is. We learned how planting diverse types of plants and cover crops in the garden help nourish the soil, attract beneficial insects and support soil moisture retention. We also reminded each other to keep composting to improve our soil’s structure. And it shows, in the beauty of the space, bounty of beneficial insects and birds and the delicious flavor of our snacks!