Back to School- The Garden Gets a Haircut

Temperature 90°F, Low 75° cloudy.

Just like a classroom, school gardens need a little love in order to be ready for the new school year! At the Civic Garden Center Children’s garden, we began our school garden preparations by visiting our garden and having a conversation about plans and goals. The soil in the beds was recently topped with compost, so we didn’t need to add any. One of our goals is to grow peas this fall, so we cleared off the garden trellis to make room for peas to climb. Chives planted in the spring were removed by the roots as they didn’t seem to be thriving in our garden environment. Sorrel we planted in the spring was thinned to create space for new plants. The preparations for the day were wrapped up by removing any weeds. Next week’s blog will focus on planting! . If you have questions, please contact us at We’re here to help with ideas, strategies and sometimes a little sweat of our own!

At a glance key garden chores for August

  1. Talk with garden partners to make sure you share the same goals and plans.
  2. Remove weeds
  3. Add compost

Recipe ideas:

  • Sorrel: Delicious lemon zest when eaten raw in salads or on sandwiches. It can also be cooked into soups.

Civic Garden Center Children’s Garden Transformation

Final touch!

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