Category Archives: Adaptable Activities

What have we been up to this spring?

The past several weeks have been a very busy time for Healthy Waltham. With the weather continuing to warm up and seeds and seedlings (started indoors in February, March, and April) needing planting and care, we’ve been doing a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Activities, In the Garden, In the Kitchen, In the Schools, Special Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Carrots ‘n Swiss Chard @ Stanley Garden Club

After realizing the difficulty of freehand-seeding carrots in the garden, Cece and I decided that there had to be an easier way to plant carrots in nice, evenly-spaced rows. If you’re not familiar with these seeds, they are about the … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Activities, In the Garden, In the Schools | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Planting Peas @ Northeast Elementary

Last Thursday at Northeast Elementary, Healthy Waltham invited the entire first-grade class to help us plant hundreds of snap peas in the school’s expanding garden space. We were first assisted by Ms. Lockwood’s forth and fifth-grade class in preparing one … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Activities, Healthy Living, In the Garden, In the Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Worms @ Stanley Garden Club

Last week at Stanley Garden Club students exercised their patience as we checked for signs of new growth in our planted beds. After not discovering any green sprouts sticking out of the soil, we talked about why the seeds might … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Activities, In the Garden, In the Schools | Leave a comment

Garden Lessons @ McDevitt Middle School

Sixth-grade students in Ms. Turkington and Mr. Maillis’ math Cluster Challenges have been active participants in preparing the school’s garden space for the warmer days ahead of us. In the classroom, students helped by starting seed trays with greens such … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Activities, In the Garden, In the Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Whole wheat pita pizzas @ the Chill Zone

For this past weekend’s Chill Zone, the kids prepared themselves mini toaster oven pizzas with leftover whole wheat pita bread rounds from our prior session, tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, oregano, red pepper flakes (for those who like a little spice), … Continue reading

Posted in @ the Chill Zone, Adaptable Activities, In the Kitchen | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Learning the Parts of a Plant

Cold winds and a recent snow shower didn’t deter Stanley Garden Club from meeting last week and getting even more seeds planted, though the chilly temperature did keep us indoors. We got our hands dirty as we added some water … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Activities, In the Garden, In the Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vermicomposting @ Brandeis

And now for a quick break from Healthy Waltham’s youth programming for a glimpse into college life at Brandeis University. Although the worm composting unit has just finished at McDevitt Middle School, it’s just now beginning at Brandeis. Through the … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Activities, In the Garden, In the Schools | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Outdoor Planting @ Stanley

Yesterday was the perfect occasion to start our outdoor garden work; the weather was mild and sunny, and the kids could hardly wait to fill up some of our empty garden beds with new plant life. But first, we checked … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Activities, In the Garden, In the Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Searching for Signs of Spring

This is a very exciting time of the year for any New Englander with a green thumb, including some of our city’s youngest gardeners found at Stanley Elementary. With most of the snow melted away, a walk around our garden … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Activities, In the Garden, In the Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment