All our watering efforts in week 3 seemed a waste of time as the heavens opened during Miss Evan’s Year 2 classes KG lesson. Students were out planting seedlings and watering as a few drops of rain began to fall. Within seconds the kids and their brave parent helper were huddled under the tree as the torrential rain (and hail) drenched them all….planting was abandoned to be completed by Mrs Rosenberg’s class in the next lesson.
Cooks made a beautifully coloured beetroot dip with parmesan twists and vegetable dippers; not only did it taste great but it looked amazing on the plate.
We have planted corn, eggplant and more lettuce and have been harvesting large amounts of cherry tomatoes and broad beans. We have some shiny new wheelbarrows that have been put to work carting weeds and some great new tools to make our work easier in the garden. I would like to thank Mr Becker for erecting the shade sail over the KG sink area…it is now so cool under the sail that students are arguing over who gets to do the washing up!
I apologise for anyone who has been trying to get onto the KG website; unfortunately it had a security breach and was sending out masses of spam so has been temporarily suspended until the web host fixes the issue. I will let you know when it is back online.
Until next fortnight, happy gardening and cooking!
Mandy Ward, Kitchen Garden Coordinator