Winter Sowing at NKE

WinterSowing1Groups of NKE 3rd and 4th grade students got to participate in the “winter sowing” seed starting project at NKE on March 6! Seeds are started in these milk jugs, which can be set right outside now and act like a mini greenhouse. (You can read more about how winter-sowing works, and how easy it is to do at your own house, here.)

It was so great to see the kids’ enthusiasm for this. Two favorite things overheard during the process: “I love getting my hands dirty!” and “I would totally miss recess for this!” We also had a special visitor: Eileen Wilson, executive director of the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation (and Oregon resident!) stopped by. We’d like to thank the Foundation again for supporting school gardening at NKE! And, huge thanks to NKE parent Anne Michels for organizing this fun undertaking! You can see more pics of our project in our Facebook album here.

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