What a difference a day makes. That’s especially true when you’re planting a garden. We can’t always see what’s going on under the surface, but looks can be deceiving.
I recently spent the afternoon visiting the school garden project Plant Food ROCKS is sponsoring at Merrill Road Elementary school. I was just there about 3 weeks ago. Then, I saw some small changes in some sections of the garden, but today was a lot different.
I saw the beginnings of tomatoes, white potatoes, cucumber and mint. Not only was I excited to see the progress, so were the kids. The kindergarteners and first graders have been working diligently in the garden and they take their work very seriously.
I was impressed by how much they’ve already learned. They were really quick to identify the weeds. When one student thought they were seeing evidence of their seeds sprouting, another student quickly corrected her by telling her it was a weed.
Still, the excitement of them seeing something sprout out the ground made this entire project worthwhile for me. I’ve been longing for the day to see their genuine reactions as they make the connection between what they’ve planted in the ground and what begins to sprout up.
The journey continues…..stay tuned!