Fort McCoy Middle School (Fort McCoy, FL) - Annie's Homegrown
Fort McCoy Middle School (Fort McCoy, FL)

Fort McCoy Middle School (Fort McCoy, FL)

This spring, Fort McCoy will be dividing our garden area in six equal sections and having each class design, plant, maintain, harvest, and keep accurate records of  their own garden. The students will be dividing their crops and taking them home to their families to enjoy. We’ll include a scarecrow contest, companion plant planting, and mulching as part of the finished product. We are already working on compost bins to supply some organic garden matter, and hope to plant rye on the area to be tilled in as a green manure crop. We would like to introduce worms to our garden by starting a worm bed and then transferring some of the worms directly to our garden. Students practice weed control by pulling weeds around their individual pumpkins and hand removing pests from the plants. The garden will be used to introduce the students to a variety of vegetables. Each group will get to select from a list what they are going to plant in their garden plot. As the students begin harvesting vegetables, we will have sample dishes in class to taste with the option of taking home a recipe to share with their family.

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