Welcome! This blog follows the building, cultivating, and harvesting of the Lakewood Elementary schoolyard garden in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since January 2009, the Edible Peace Patch Project has been developing innovative community-oriented food system and nutrition educational programs in south St. Petersburg, Florida. Lakewood Elementary is the 1st school to participate in our Garden Education Program!
It has become much harder, in the past century, to tell where the garden leaves off and pure nature begins.
This is a delayed post from last Wednesday, been a busy week for a lot of us in both our college world and out in the garden. The kids were really excited to see the pumpkins growing to gigantic sizes and all the pollinators that are visiting our flowering plants. Our lesson focused on learning about the difference between plants and animals, and identifying the native and cultivated plants we are growing in our garden. The garden is really lush right now and it feels so fulfilling to be out amongst the plants looking at bugs and comparing leaves. The kids are so into the plants and insects, it allows me to get excited over every last plant and insect we find.