Planting Week

This week, PIFS students planted seeds and the seedlings they’ve been nurturing since February. We started the week with chilly, drizzly weather and ended with warmer days and a little more sun! Planting Week is one of the highlights of the year for the children and for the PIFS Green Committee. 

The Nursery 1 AM students planted carrots, radishes and red onions on Monday.

Tuesday was a busy day with Full Day Pre-K, Nursery/Connecting, Toddler 1 PM, and Nursery 1 PM planting sunflowers, lettuce, kale, spinach, green beans, carrots, snow peas, parsley and cilantro. 

Toddlers were very busy on Wednesday planting zucchini, cucumbers and potatoes… Did you know you could grow potatoes in bags? They were very successful last summer! Our Farm to Table Smokeys enjoyed harvesting the potatoes this fall and making homemade potato chips. 

On Thursday, we had Nursery AM and Toddler AM classes plant peas, lettuce, kale and potatoes.

Connecting wrapped up Planting Week on Friday with peppers, tomatoes and marigolds.

Many thanks to all of our parent volunteers who made the week a huge success!

Looking Ahead…

Are you interested in gardening? Do you spend time trying to feed your family mostly organic, healthy meals? Are you environmentally aware and try to usenon-toxic, environmentally friendly products? Or do you just want to learn more about any of the above? The PIFS Green Committee might be a fun place for you next year!  The Green Committee supports the school’s efforts to make PIFS a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable learning environment. The committee serves as a resource to administration, providing research and guidance for such initiatives as improving cleaning products and the quality of food served. The Green Committee also hosts the annual Planting Week. This PIFS community event, in early spring, provides all students valuable experience in nurturing seedlings and planting a garden. Email pifsgreen@gmail.comfor more information. We’d love to have you!

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