“How does your garden grow?” HP School garden July 6, 2017

The Harrington Park School courtyard gardens are thriving! This courtyard garden is enjoyed by students and teachers and staff throughout the school year and it is a wonderful resource and educational opportunity for our K-8 students. There is even an outdoor classroom! Just before the July 6 School Board meeting I had to chance to take a peek at the courtyard with Councilwoman Joon Chung and EC chair Peter Ardito and here are a few photos.  Spanish teacher Sally Denbeaux and a small group of Garden Club students tend to the garden over the summer– and were picking raspberries and lettuce the week that we visited — for school staff and visitors and summer program students to enjoy. 

The pear and apple trees are now full grown and are producing delicious fruit (I was told that the plastic bags are an experiment in pest control). The apple trees have been harvested since 2011!




The perennial pollinator flower plot – planted by Girl Scout Troop 675 in 2013 – continues to bloom and attract bees, butterflies, and other insects.



For views and information about the garden in past years – click these links (or search school garden, garden club, scouts, etc for other posts).


Mary Ann Schran – HP Greenteam chair

Please email us at hpgreenteam@gmail.com with any questions or concerns


https://hpgreenteam.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/hp-school-garden-club-update-thank-you-kourtney-mendello/        Ms. Mendello built the current raised garden beds


https://hpgreenteam.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/hp-school-update-on-the-gardens-new-rain-barrels/    The rain barrels are still in use — see the back of the garden photo


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