Sunday, February 16, 2014

Happy things in our school garden.

 Keeping in mind at all times that the natural environment where we live tends to look like this:


And that the wind and sun are so relentless that they do this to the vegetation:



It  is not an exaggeration to celebrate when we get a crop of tomatoes of this size:

Or to celebrate that this year we have managed a bed of organic spinach, basil, onions and garlic:
 


Another celebration has been flowers from our garden for flower arranging indoors:

 Some of this, I suspect is possible because we compost all of our green waste. Today I sifted our compost and all the plants got a fresh layer of organic minerally goodness.






I mean, sure we have parts of our garden that reflect the typical prickly landscape of the Aruban desert.


But it is so fun to be able to have an outdoor picnic snack table surrounded by flowers for children to sit and talk, eat, and be happy. 

 

1 comment:

Jak Manson said...

That looks like a really great place to go to school. It looks like it would be a lot of fun. I wish that more schools were like this one.
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