We have officially entered into fall, and the air feels cooler and fresh after the (literal) scorching end to summer. Fall is a time for reflection, observation, and enjoyment of our time outdoors as the rainy season nears.
Scroll down to read more about what we did the week of Sept. 17 in GAP and follow us on Instagram @gardenofwonders to see our daily stories and adventures in the garden.
Mel and Jess
Abernethy Elementary School
-Hand harvested wheat berries from the wild wheat field along the west side of the playground.
-Threshed and winnowed the wheat as we collected the wheat berries.
-Went on daily nature walks through the native plant garden and the school grounds.
-Planted new lemon sorrel seedlings
-Weeded, cleaned and prepared beds in the kitchen garden courtyard
-Dug out our fort and made mud for our fairy houses (we had a few " mud monsters" too
-Built a little pretend cafe where the kids sold produce in exchange for edible flower petals
-Collected seeds from marigolds
-Harvested herbs such as rosemary, mints, comfrey and horseradish
-Drew pictures and wrote in our garden journals
-Played or gardened in groups during free time
-Weeded and watered daily
-Played "Surprisatillo" where the kids hid little edible surprises inside tomatillo shells