This morning TIH and TPH parents, children, and teachers came to the Preschool House to help put together garden boxes, weed, and plant in celebration of Earth Day in the beautiful sunshine. We also had garden art activities, including rock and canvas painting, and coffee filter butterflies to celebrate life and the expected budding, blooming, and production of our plants.
And a day of celebration it was:
Painting with watercolor, tempera paint, and acrylics:
It wouldn't be a Tumbleweed get together without snacks:
Planting and our finished boxes, minus the dirt:
Thank you to everyone who made it out today and those who were unable to make it, you were with us in spirit. Our garden boxes turned out amazing and our front garden area is beautiful. We are now on the way toward a sustainable yard, growing many of our own herbs, vegetables, and fruit to harvest throughout the year. We could not have done it without all of your help and we are so lucky to have such amazing families that make up our Tumbleweed community.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another."
- Anne Raver