Happy Spring From the Living Classroom

green houseOn the first day of Spring, second graders planted radishes and lettuce. Although it might seem chilly outside, the temperature in the greenhouse on a sunny day can reach 90 degrees! And, just as importantly, the ground temperature is really heating up - about 60 degrees. Thanks to our solar heater (that small little hut-like building toward the back of the greenhouse), hot air has been circulating under the soil, giving us a big head start on the growing season.

Other grade levels will be getting out there in the coming weeks to plant crops in their beds. We all look forward to some snappy radishes on our school lunch salads in about 4 weeks!

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