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Fall Gardening News

Seasons are changing and so are our gardens. Teachers have taken students to visit their class's garden bed and explore what is left of their late summer harvest. Classes are also preparing to clear out the last of their crops and plant over-winter cover crops. These cold hardy plants provide important nutrients to our raised beds helping to prepare them for Spring planting. Most classes will be planting non-edible fava beans and some will be trying oilseed radishes. Invite your child to take you on a tour of our garden beds. We have some located in the front of the school and others that spread out across our large playground area. Many children and adults find our worm bin a "must-see" garden feature. Our worm bin is located in the Learning Garden on our large playground. Please be sure to wash your hands after exploring the worm bin and close the top.

Soon we will be gearing up to plant in our school's new nature playscape. When that time comes, we will look for volunteers to help in this endeavor. Stay tuned for news like garden work parties, seasonal gardening activities you can do with your child and specifics about what's happening in our gardens on our school's garden bulletin board-located upstairs on the west wing of school.

Until then, happy worm spotting season!

Posted on October 11, 2016.
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Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit early childhood education school located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Since 1984, our school has served a diverse population of children and families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion.

Childswork is a safe place for children to explore, take chances, make messes and learn through play. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery.

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