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    Greetings Armijo students, parents, and faculty!  Update as of Sept. 9, 2019  :  Our Summer Garden Volunteer event was a success! (it was on August  19th and 20th)   We even had the Armijo Football team come out and support, thanks guys!  Also thank you  to Coach Gonzalez and Ms. Amy from the boosters who also lent a helping hand digging and planting. This garden is YOURs, Armijo community, so do your part and help out when you can! 

    See you this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019,  at the Armijo Open House / Back to School night.  Garden is next to the main library. 

     

    If you are a student and are interested in the garden or want to learn more about it, be part of the Lettuce Grow / Armijo Garden club.  Thursdays @ lunch, Room F-5

         Garden club was founded in 2018! We're game-changers and just getting started! 

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    First year of the garden and it's been the journey of a lifetime! Students learning about nutrition, food cycle, healthy eating, and giving back to the Armijo community.   Special thanks to: 

    Home Depot, Sustainable Solano, Slow Foods, Angel's Tree Service, Supvr Monica Brown of District 2, and Mid-Town Nursery

    We couldn't have done this without you! :) 

    Over 250+ students actively and regularly participated with prepping, installing, planting, cultivating, and harvesting vegetables and herbs. 

    Classes that partnered together for this project during the  2018-19 school year:  English 10, 11, ELD Transitions 10, Special Education, T.O.K, Art Dept, and Woods Dept.

    Students could also apply garden volunteer hours towards C.A.S.S. hours / leadership 

     

     

    Goals for 2019-20:

    Apply for more grants !

    Children's Book /  e-book /  and or audio book about Armijo Garden!  (bilingual)

    Expand garden, create one more guild with local plants from our region.  

    Create outdoor seating / learning space for outdoor classroom  (we have this now, it's beautiful) Thank you Angel's Tree Service! 

    Construct a small shed for keeping our garden tools / equipment 

           Have our mural up and displayed in the garden! (Frida Kahlo theme): Mrs. Redondo and students from Armijo Art Dept. finishing this up...

    we are hoping mural will be up sometime during first semester of 2019.  

     

  • Garden news / September 9, 2019 (What's in the garden right now)

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    Trees:   Lemon, Pomegranate, Peach, Plum, Apple
     
    Blackberry bush, Huckleberry bush. 
     
    Herbs / Aromatics 
    lemongrass 
    rosemary 
    Sage 
    Mint 
    Lavender
    Cilantro 
    Basil 
    Fennel 
     
    Veggies:
    Artichokes
    Bibb Lettuce 
    Emerald Lettuce
    Potatoes 
    Carrots 
    Jalapeno peppers
    Bell peppers
    Green beens
    Kale  
    Spinach 
    swiss chard / greeen & red varieties)
    Dwarf grey sugar pea pods 
     
    wildflowers (small flowerbox)
    sunflowers 
    sunchokes (a.k.a. jersusalem sunflowers)
     
    Succulent guild (desert plants) 
     
     
     
    Want to try this at home?   Here are the planting timelines and helpful links: https://www.ufseeds.com/learning/planting-schedules/california-vegetable-planting-calendar/
     
    arugula:  45 - 60 days
     
    spinach:  50 days 
      
    carrots , 70 - 80 days 
     
    green onion (sets) , 60 days 
     
    kale , 50 days 
     
    broccoli raab, 55 - 85 days 
     
    radish -  30 - 50 days 
     
    lettuce, 70 85 days 
     
    potatoes - 100 - 110 days 
     
    pumpkins - 100 - 110 days
     
      
    Please share this information with your family members, the more people involved, the better the garden will be.  Thanks for your 
    continued support!  Together we can!  #garden of hope    #jardin de la esperanza
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