Morrison & Peter Arendall help Carolyn Herrmann build the pole bean house in our expansion area - Spring 2015.
First graders learn about the life cycle and parts of a plant in science. The garden has a display of roots in the 'Root Museum'. Roots can also be viewed in the root view box.
Dicken students enjoy tomatoes freshly prepped and delivered right to their classrooms to taste - Fall 2014.
Dicken students harvest & sort pole bean seeds - Fall 2014.
Pole Bean tee pee - Summer 2014.
Peter Arendall helps install the cedar shingled roof on our new garden shed - Fall 2014.
Carrots are a summer bounty. 2015.
Beans come in strong - summer 2015.
A Dicken student works on a scavenger hunt in the garden during the annual Ice Cream Social - Spring 2014.
Fourth graders study decomposition in science. In the garden we talk about how composting is 'controlled decomposition', as well as a lesson on the microorganisms that are a part of that process.
1st Graders planting marigolds to keep bugs away from the crops
Dicken's 5th graders learn about the Three Sisters Garden - Fall 2013.
Fifth graders study Native Americans & Their Land in social studies. Our Three Sisters Garden provides great tie-in lessons for them.
Young 5 students get excited about having a whole carrot to inspect & taste - Fall 2014.
Little Free Library - Spring 2015. http://littlefreelibrary.org/
Pole beans wrap around corn as they grow towards the sun in the Three Sisters Garden - Fall 2014.
The garden in the middle of it's transformation - Spring 2015.
Newly installed reading garden with a no mow grassy area - Spring 2015.
Students complete a scavenger hunt in the garden at the Dicken Family Picnic - Fall 2014.
Saving pole bean seeds for next spring. The students loved being able to pull them off the pole bean house. Early fall 2015.
Garden workers taking a break in the reading garden. Fall 2015.
Carrots & nasturtium flowers are happy companions.
The garden before the fence and permanent structures - Spring 2014.
Fourth graders delight in finding large radishes as they clear an old plot in preparation for our garden expansion - Fall 2014.
A new shed is a welcome addition to the garden - Fall 2014.
Compost delivery!!! - Spring 2015
Kindergarten students help move wood chips - Fall 2014.
Michele Loewe delivers produce to the classrooms for taste testing. Children are more likely to eat things they have had a hand in growing themselves & are usually pleasantly surprised by how tasty fresh produce is - Fall 2014.
Pumpkin patch - Summer 2014.
Principal Madison (back left) stands with Dicken parents & students as we dedicate our Little Free Library - Spring 2015.
A young red-tailed hawk was spotted by many summer volunteers as it used the high fence to hunt - 2015.
Weeding in the pumpkin patch. Fall 2015.
Ms. Weaver brings her class out for a lesson in the garden. Fall 2015.
Saving pole beans to plant as seeds in the spring. Fall 2015.
Carolyn talks to Mr. Klein's 4th Graders as they prepare to do garden work. Look at those beautiful clouds! Fall 2015.
Seed saving. It's amazing how cold the 60's can feel in September! 2015.
Adults & kids help to put the garden to sleep for the winter during out Fall garden work day. Nov. 2015.
Teamwork is a big part of gardening! Fall 2015.
Saving lettuce seeds. Fall 2015.
Wood chipping the paths in the butterfly garden during the 2015 fall garden work day.
A hail storm doesn't stop the recess gardeners from getting their work done! Fall 2015.
and the garden is at rest for the winter... See you all in spring 2016!