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!
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.
Trees: Lemon, Pomegranate, Peach, Plum, AppleBlackberry bush, Huckleberry bush.Herbs / AromaticslemongrassrosemarySageMintLavenderCilantroBasilFennelVeggies:ArtichokesBibb LettuceEmerald LettucePotatoesCarrotsJalapeno peppersBell peppersGreen beensKaleSpinachswiss chard / greeen & red varieties)Dwarf grey sugar pea podswildflowers (small flowerbox)sunflowerssunchokes (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 daysspinach: 50 dayscarrots , 70 - 80 daysgreen onion (sets) , 60 dayskale , 50 daysbroccoli raab, 55 - 85 daysradish - 30 - 50 dayslettuce, 70 85 dayspotatoes - 100 - 110 dayspumpkins - 100 - 110 daysPlease share this information with your family members, the more people involved, the better the garden will be. Thanks for yourcontinued support! Together we can! #garden of hope #jardin de la esperanza