At the PTO's September 8th meeting, Terrence Parker and Kathy Gunst shared how the Outdoor Classroom and Garden have progressed and the steps that need to happen next. It was an exhilarating meeting that left everyone with a "can do!" attitude. Terrence emphasized that this project is truly a community project, with many local businesses and community members having already donated their time, talent and resources to build what will truly be an exceptional creative play environment for our children. These three You Tube videos are clips from Terrence Parker's presentation.
Proposed Rock Garden
Proposed Log Walk
Proposed Boulder Walk
SO much work still needs to be done! Donations of time, talent and resources are greatly appreciated. If you are interested in being a part of this community project, please contact principal Vicki Stewart at vstewart(at)msad35.net Our next work day is Oct. 2nd!
You will soon see the outline of Central School's hoop house when the foundation is built on the next work day. But what is a hoop house? Here is an image of a hoop house at an organic farm. Our hoop house will be 25 ft long, 10 feet wide and 8 feet tall. Using measuring tape, a meter stick or a ruler, try measuring a space 25 by 10 feet in your backyard or playground to get an idea of how big the space is. We'll be able to grow quite a few different kinds of vegetables in that space!
Here is a video that describes a hoop house and how it helps plants grow, even in the winter!