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Bulb and seed planting

Bulb and seed planting

The odd day of warm weather lately has inspired us to get outside and get planting!  We started by loosening the soil in the outdoor tubs, ready for planting some bulbs. After the outdoor planting was done, it was time to get started indoors.  We had some small seedling that were started for us by … Continue reading

Visiting the Night Tree

Visiting the Night Tree

Thursday was a beautiful day and a great chance to go out and visit our Night Tree to see what had happened over the holidays.  We had decorated our little cedar tree with popcorn and cranberry chains and pinecones covered with peanut butter and bird seeds. When we arrived today, everything had gone except for … Continue reading

Autumn at the UBC Gardens

Autumn at the UBC Gardens

Still getting lucky with the weather as we took our first field trip today to the UBC Botanical Gardens.  We had a great time exploring parts of the garden with our guide, Marilou. We headed into the garden and passed through the Asian garden, with one of the coolest trees being a kiwi tree.  We … Continue reading

Planting Kale

Planting Kale

Our school garden begins!  I have to admit, I’ve only eaten kale once, so I’m not even sure how to cook it, but it sounds like it’s a great vegetable, hardy over the winter, and a great place to start with our school garden.  Thanks to Nancy, Connie, and Kyoko for taking so much time … Continue reading

Leaf Identification

Leaf Identification

With a bit of a windstorm last night, and a beautiful, sunny day today, it was a great time to get outside and look at the leaves.  We began by looking at a leaf identification sheet and learning about the different shapes of leaves, and their margins (the edge of the leaf). We then headed … Continue reading