Garden Education Maintenance Schedule

Early Spring (February-April)

Program introduction and indoor seed starting; Planting of spring crops; Cold Frame maintenance; Harvesting crops planted in the previous fall (over-winter crops)

Example spring plants: spinach, swiss chard, peas, beets, carrots, radishes, herbs, cabbage, onions, greens

Late Spring (May-June)

Planting of summer crops, continuous harvesting until end of school year, pest and fungal trouble-shooting

Summer (July-August)

Summer camp or year-long program continuation

Summer program maintenance**

Example summer plants: summer squash, tomato, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, green beans

Early Fall (September):

Back-to-school harvesting summer crops; re-planting; late fall plant-in

Example fall plants: Radishes, herbs, lettuce and greens, arugula

Late Fall (October-November):

Cold Frame installation; over-winter crops planting

Winter plants include: beets, carrots, kale, collards, spinach and winter greens

Winte (December-January)

Cold frame maintenance; windowsill herbs and lettuces through the winter

**Green City Growers is happy to run a summer program at your school garden. GCG is also tied to many community organizations, and could help facilitate the use of your garden beds by your community for the summer months.

Tany made a great effort to work with the school staff and myself to figure out a partnership that would work for everyone. Each class had a blend of outdoor garden work along with activities that focused on various agricultural and gardening topics...As we move forward, we hope to continue this partnership with GCG. Our project based learning structure works well with the GCG education philosophy. Tany's strong classroom management skills and teacher presence helped make this activity run more smoothly.
--Marissa, Devotion School (Brookline)
i want to eat food grown in my backyard!
November  2014