Friday, October 12, 2012

News from the Garden

Announcing our Annual Clothing Re-sale Week - a school-wide benefit for our Garden 
Monday, October 22nd through Friday, October 26th

Followed by a Family Garden Work Day Saturday, Oct 27th
The Annual Clothing Re-sale Week is our reuse/reduce/recycle fundraiser week to benefit the garden and help purchase garden supplies for the children.  
Our school will begin accepting gently worn children's clothing donations starting on Wednesday, October 17th. Parents are invited to drop off their donation of what we hope will be 5 or more items to be resold at the event.  All items must be clean and in good condition with sizes clearly marked, Of course, cash donations are warmly accepted  All contributions will go directly to the school's garden fund. The pop-up re-sale will be organized and opened Monday morning October 22nd in the parents' lounge for one week. We will then close that Friday, October 26th when aftercare is complete for the day, hopefully giving families time to bring things in, browse, and shop all week as new things came in every day. Last year we raised $930.00.  We would love to top that this year :)  Come on y'all, You know you all have stuff, bring it!

On Saturday, October 27th Family Garden Work Day 9:30am-12:30pm we will clean and garden in the morning, and afterward we will have a BYO -picnic lunch in the meadow. All age groups invited. We will be working throughout the garden on different tasks cleaning, weeding, planting bulbs for spring. preparing soil, sowing grass seed, planting late fall ornamentals, preparing school plot for the children digging and planting bulbs. Mulching and more to follow.

The garden  next meeting in the parent lounge on Wed. Oct. 17 at 11:00 am.
Shoshana will be the first to have a "look-see" at the garden on Monday. The sign-up sheet for future "look-see-ers" will be available on Monday, also.

El Jardin del Paraiso

315 East 4th st between Ave C and D