Sunday, September 18, 2016

Coming Soon!

We hope to meet with some landscapers in the next few weeks to have them help us build our raised beds, install a fence and clear the beds for  fall planting. Mrs. Davies and a group of teachers from Davis as well as parent volunteers will hopefully be able to assist classrooms in planting once the beds and garden are ready! And thanks to a local Daisy troop for making our beautiful sign!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Earth Day Planting

Some students at Davis School participated in a special Earth Day celebration. The entrance to our school now looks beautiful thanks to a bunch of first and second graders!
Mrs. Kimball-Dorey described the project: "The flowers and rocks were done when five classes participated in an Earth Day celebration the Friday after April vacation. We hope to decorate rocks every year and add to the growing borders around the front of the building. "
Thanks to all of the classrooms who helped make our school and gardens look great!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Wildflower Garden

The kids in the modular classrooms created a special garden right outside of their back door. They got some dirt, raked it out to cover the concrete, made a rock path and then each child threw a handful of seeds into the soil. There are little plants coming up all over and they hope to see wildflowers before summer vacation!

Friday, May 6, 2016

It's Coming Soon!

Yesterday during a break in the rain dirt was being moved around the garden. We hope to see the raised beds being built soon!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Our New Garden Site

Yesterday we watched a bulldozer mark off a section of the back field behind  our school and scrape off the layer of grass. It was loaded into a dump truck and hauled away. This is where our new garden will be!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spring in the Garden

Our garden has many beautiful things growing and blooming! We are trying to plant and harvest before the end of the school year because our garden is being relocated for the fall. We look forward to seeing our new garden in September!

Saturday, November 15, 2014


One of the very last jobs for the garden before winter is to spread out the leaves which were brought to us by Jamie Lewis from Extreme Landscaping who is always willing to lend a hand with the Davis School Garden.

We spread the leaves into the PATHWAYS of the garden and leave the garden beds clear.  We do this so we can find the garden beds again in the spring and add fresh compost to them to make them ready for planting.  And we spread leaves in the pathways to keep the weeds from growing up there during the spring and summer.

If anyone wants to help I am leaving my wheel barrows and pitch fork by the compost bin.  Families, teachers & kids are all welcome to come help spread a few leaves.

Be careful not to step in the garden beds (where the irrigation tapes are) and not to wheel barrow over them.  Try to stay on the pathways.