Friday, May 21, 2010

Kids planting at Wilmington Childcare & Learning

We continued yesterday our daily task of planting and building new garden beds at a number of our different sites around Wilmington. Eric built a new garden bed at the Wilmington Homeless Shelter, Aileen helped plant at our Mulberry Street Community Garden, and Mariah planted (with a cadre of eager helpers) at Patri-Tots Daycare Facility and Wilmington Childcare & Learning.

The students at the latter two facilities were ecstatic to be outside and working in the soil. We never get tired of taking photos of these kids, because their enthusiasm is beaming and we can tell they are genuinely excited about this weird new process of growing plants you can eat.

The kids planted tomatoes, peppers, onions and edamame, and helped map out the rest of the bed that was planted the week earlier.

We are nearing the end of the garden builds, and the first round of planting this season is almost done, too. Now, we let nature work it's magic while we watch and wait.

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