to Sunnyside Nursery and our PTA, we added six new trees to our orchard.Fifth graders, with the help of parent
volunteers, planted either a pear or apple tree in their Garden class.They worked hard digging their hole in
the compacted soil, carrying compost up the steep slope, and carefully mounding
the soil around the tree, so that the crown of the tree was not buried.
observations and a group discussion, students learned that our leaf-less trees
were not “dead” but rather dormant, deciduous fruit trees.
thanks to Steve Scholl, PTA Environmental Chair, for all of his help with our
espellier trees inspired a lively conversation…especially because they are each grafted with multiple varieties of fruit, such as our apple espellier tree with
Fuji, Gala, and Honeycrisp.
visit our orchard and watch the leaves and buds forming, as our sunlight hours