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School Garden

Many know that I couldn’t teach at a school without an opportunity to garden. The middle school science teachers and I have put the kids to work building a garden and we finally have some life. It’s been a long process with ordering and shipping and budgeting and planning, but the basics have come together. It’s difficult to find good soil in the tropics so we’re hoping that the organic liquid humus probiotics that we found at the nursery ($7/gal compared to $50 in the states) will kick start the soil building process.

We’re waiting on maintenance to install a tap for our soaker hose irrigation system, so until then we will water by hand. But that’s cool cause Graham loves to help with that.

We have planted cucumbers, a variety of gourds and squash, peppers, eggplant, herbs, radishes and more. Overall, I’m excited to see what is possible with an infinite growing season.

5 comments on “School Garden

  1. Bill and Rebecca
    February 8, 2013

    So cool to see happening! I couldn’t think you’d be any happier than to see a garden growing:) B

  2. Briana
    February 8, 2013

    It’s looking good. It is cool you were able to do this project. I am sure your students are loving it as well!

  3. John Feeney
    February 12, 2013

    Good for you Michael, you never know what interests you will be sparking in your students and the community.

  4. Rob
    February 22, 2013

    THe only thing better would ber a picture of you and the cat woman sipping a tropical drink in front of the garden. With drink Umbrella’s. there must be umbrellain your drinks…

    • msteinross
      February 22, 2013

      I’ll try to set that up for you Rob.

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I'm a mom to an amazing little boy, wife to a supportive and adventurous husband, teacher in an international community, and lover of gardening, reading, cooking shows, lattes, and sharing.

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