Friday, November 28, 2014

Ms Carrico's class plants crocus bulbs at Banfield Orchard

Today Ms.Carrico's grade three class (assisted by E.A. Nada and parent volunteers) planted over 100 crocus bulbs in the garden beds at Banfield Orchard.  The students were excited to get their hands wet (and dirty!)  Tools and gloves, donated last year by Capital Iron, were used to dig the 2" holes, each of which had three crocus bulbs dropped into them. 

While digging took place, a cry of "WOW- just LOOK at all the WORMS" was heard frequently!

A great big thank you to Mark Dickerson at Garden Works, for his donation of the bulbs and a big thank you to Patti Parkhouse for suggesting the idea, providing the connection to Mark and for continuing to support ongoing collaborations between the Banfield Orchard and Vic West Elementary School. 

Make sure to check out the Orchard in the spring, when the crocus bulbs will be blooming for the whole community to enjoy!