Category Archives: In the Garden

A Wonderful Start to Fall

Stanley Elementary’s garden club has been having a really wild time gardening and looking for nice food to eat.  So far this season we have harvested pumpkins, tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, mint, husk cherries, and oxalis. This week marked the time … Continue reading

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Digging in @ Chesterbrook

Last Thursday marked the beginning of a new vegetable garden at Chesterbrook Housing Community in Waltham. With six cubic yards of compost dumped, the kids and HW staff got digging as we shuttled wheelbarrows of the rich, black soil over … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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