Summer in the school garden

Our veggie garden at home has been a disappointment this year. Combine a heat wave with vacation, sparse planting and greater attention to keeping cats away than planning, and we’ve got a sorry state of affairs out there. Luckily, the school garden has fared much better.

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 9.50.49 AMWe focused on veggies that reflect the diversity of our school community this year and we’ve had a bumper crop of kolhrabi,

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edamame beans,

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purple cauliflower,Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 9.50.37 AM

and, of course, the usual beans,Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 9.49.48 AMand tomatoes.

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 Lots and lots of tomatoes.

The children at the school also asked for more flowers in their patch. We had to oblige, of course. With sunflowers,

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and some brilliantly coloured nasturiums.

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 9.49.38 AMI can’t wait until we tell the kids that those flowers they wanted are also delicious in a salad!

All photos by Andrea Curtis

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