Greenhouse Update

A few lucky fourth graders recently assisted Tom Willey in setting up the new greenhouse for TLC!  Tom has donated time and supplies to enable us to begin our garden to cafeteria program.  In these pictures he is showing the students the basics of soil preparation.  He explains the variety of organic and inorganic matter needed to germinate and grow greens.

Thank you Mr. Willey!

Gardening at TLC and Why

Students at TLC aren’t strangers to getting their hands dirty.  Why?  Because gardening engages students by providing a living environment to observe, discover, experiment, nurture, and learn.

Gardens are living laboratories where our students learn everything from team work to food production and lessons can be taught across the curriculum.

Gardening encourages students to become active participants in the learning process.

The beautification of our campus is a happy result of hands on learning!

Green & Clean Work Day August 3

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY

Join the

GREEN AND CLEAN

GROUNDS KEEPING MACHINE AND

HELP GET THE GROUNDS READY FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

 

WHEN: ALL DAY FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

7:00AM TO 7:00PM

(DROP IN FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TIME)

BRING YOUR GARDEN TOOLS, EVEN CHAIN SAWS IF YOU KNOW HOW TO USE ONE!

 

EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A REGULAR MEMBER WE NEED MANY HANDS HELPING TO GET OUR CAMPUS IN TIP-TOP SHAPE FOR THE START OF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

The GREEN AND CLEAN CLUB is a volunteer- run, school and community “greening” project that includes flower and vegetable gardens as well as native habitat and environmental studies. WE ARE HOPING YOU CATCH THE GARDEN FEVER THIS FRIDAY AND DECIDE TO JOIN OUR “GROWING”GROUP.Sign up information available through the office.

 

Annual Green & Clean Appreciation Dinner

The annual Green and Clean Dinner has to be one of the best events that our school makes happen. As most of you know who will be reading this post, we are a small school operating on a slim budget. Any landscaping that occurs comes from volunteer help. In May we come together at a white linen dinner under the stars, complete with some of the best food….typically main course,… meat and a vegetarian offering, are provided by our awesome school chef, Debby Intemann. Then side dishes are brought with an emphasis on local, from the garden foods. We gather to celebrate the year’s gardening accomplishments. As the night unfolds, our energy to work the grounds and to green our space grows. We all leave with growing plans for the upcoming year. Perhaps one of the dearest comments came from a family whose son is graduating from 8th grade this year…”Can we still be Green and Clean members after our son graduates?” Of course, the answer is yes. Get your hands dirty! Join Green and Clean…it’s a growing group.

 

A Green & Clean Campus

Students at TLC! are no strangers to playing in the dirt.  Not by a long shot. 

Rather, kids at our school participate in teacher-lead classes that promote gardening across the curriculum as well as offering hands-on gardening experience. 

Growing food, keeping the campus green and clean, fresh air and exercise . . . there is much to be learned in the garden!