Gardening is a great way to get kids outside in the summer. My partner, Ann-Elise, and I tried to ensure bountiful harvests by building four raised beds and filling them with nutrient-enriched soil. The raised beds warm up faster in the spring and drain faster when it rains. They're also easier to weed, and it's harder to step on the seedlings. Ann-Elise once had a farm in Burlington's Intervale and worked for Gardener's Supply Company on and off for 11 years. These are her instructions for making one 8-by-4 foot bed. Attention dads: Just got a power drill for Father's Day? Here's a chance to use it.
Mansfield Cooperative is a K-8 school providing intimate, comfortable learning environments for multi-age groups (K-4, 5-8). With a small student-teacher ratio and heightened parent involvement, we are able to provide students with individual work plans and interest-based projects. Students feel comfortable in this community to take risks and approach challenges…(more)