The Gecko Garden is the heart of our school. It was relocated to it's current location in the 2018/2019 year with funding from the parents and alumni (some of the donations are commemorated by plaques under one of the trees).
The garden is managed by Elena Banks
The 2019-20 school year has kicked off the Gecko Garden into to a fully functioning Outdoor Science Lab with the help of many volunteers, students and the generous support from the Foundation through the Imagine Campaign!
Our September Gecko Garden Clean-up was a success with the addition of soil, seeds, plants, completed irrigation lines to all 20 planters, child and adult tools, and a new wheelbarrow.
We have been hosting 13 classes (more than 390 students) on a continuous weekly basis and are now starting to reap what we sow! Lots of Radishes have been the first to be harvested and shared among both students and staff. The easel and heavy duty work cart with drawers has really come in handy when writing lessons on the board for students and easy to transport journals and garden materials around campus.
Fencing has been installed and is a beautiful addition for the protection of the hillside and garden from wandering students. This will be helpful in reducing erosion and deter students from taking a short cut through the garden.
2 new compost bins have been delivered and are now located in the “old” garden space. This is the beginning of Grant’s composing. They are durable, stack-able and the perfect bins for the collection of the lunch veggie/fruit from our cafeteria.
This week was the first successful composting haul and we will be making some beautiful compost in the months to come.
Lots of great gardening happening and the many thanks for all the support!