NORTH PARK, SAN DIEGO

Ongoing History

2013:
NovemberGarden Club, Fall planting, Pumpkin
OctoberGarden featured by Slow Food Urban San Diego
MayMr. Rittko’s Class
April — Garden Article by Mr Kenyon’s (2nd grade teacher) mom: It’s Spring and the McKinley School Garden is the Best Kind of Green.
January — Check out all the growing that’s been taking place in the garden this month.

2012:

December — Mrs. Honma’s 3rd grade lettuce planting timeline.
November — Check out the cards from Mr. Rittko Kindergartners, on their experiences in the garden here.
November — Check out all the growing that’s been taking place in the garden Part 2.
November — Check out these pictures from the fall cooking class.
November — Check out all the growing that’s been taking place in the garden Part 1.
September — Check out all the growing that’s been taking place in the garden this month.
May — Check out all the growing that’s been taking place in the garden this month.
April — McKinley parents Joe Stagg and Rachel Rath, and their 1st grader Marley Rath-Stagg, make signs for the McKinley garden in honor of Earth Day. See photos here.
March — Check out all the growing that’s been taking place in the garden this month.
February — Check out all the growing that’s been taking place in the garden this month.
February — Ms. Gentle’s Kindergarten class grows carrots. See photos here.

2011:

December — Check out all the growing that’s been taking place in the garden this month.
November — Mr. Kenyon took is second grade class to the garden to do their IB unit of study on mapping.
October — As the new school year starts, classes are busy planting in the garden. Here are some of the many things taking place this month.
April — Thank you to San Diego Rotary Club 33 for donating new tables and benches so classes can be conducted in the garden. See photos here.
March — Thank you to Home Depot for donating 3 work benches and hundreds of dollars worth of soil, compost, mulch, bark and lava rocks.
March — The Roots and Shoots Club made signs encouraging people to recycle. See photo here.
February — Mrs. Davis’ Kindergarten class grew snap peas. See photo here.
February — Ms. Phillip’s 5th grade class made use of new garden bags donated by Home Brews and Gardens. See photos here.
February — Mr. Rittko’s 1st grade class made pine cone peanut butter bird feeders. See photos here.
February — Trees bloom in the McKinley Orchard. See photos here.
JanuaryHome Depot donated mulch, soil amendments and soil to prepare for spring plantings. Thank you Home Depot!

2010:

December — Richard Kenyon’s 2nd grade class went out to the garden and wrote Haiku poems about what they saw in the garden. It was a perfect fit with their literacy unit that had a section on poetry. See poems and photos.
October 22 — Fruit tree orchard planted. See more info.
September 15 — Raised bed
September 10 — Worm vermicomposting bin donated by Home Brews and Gardens. See photo here.
September — Rolling Composter donated by Diane Gage. See photo here.
April — Tree planted by Mr Ritko’s 5th grade class. See photo here.
April — The “Roots and Shoots Club” paints garden rocks. See photos here.
January — Tree planted in memory of Richard Bertram Kenyon, Mr. Kenyon’s father. See photo here.

2009:

September 1 — Rotating compost bin donated by Diane Gage
May — Octopus cactus seedlings donated by Mooch Exterior Designs. See photo here.
January — Mural Phase 2 completed. See more info.

2008:

January — Mural Phase 1 completed. See more info.
January — Soil, manure, compost mulch, wood chips, trees, rock path and borders donated by Home Depot and Mooch Exterior Designs

2007:

Garden created

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