May 11, 2016 2:00 pm Planting Day, at Last!
The sky was bright, the sun was finally shining and the children of Putnam Indian Field School spilled out of the classrooms eager to plant the seedlings they’d started inside many weeks before. Different classes had different assignments, but by the time the last group was finished, the school gardens were filled with lettuces, tomatoes, peppers, snap peas, bush beans and squash, all destined to eventually become part of the school lunch and snacks menu. For insurance, the children surrounded their vegetables with marigolds to keep the bunnies from getting there first.
A garden of herbs, including basil, parsley, thyme, and sage, was planted right behind the kitchen, where the school chefs could easily find them. And for good measure, the children also sowed a butterfly garden and some sunflowers.
Planting Day was planned by a committee of PIFS mothers who encouraged the children in placing and watering their little veggies. The event was part of the school’s consistent effort to encourage healthy eating for students and staff.
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101 Indian Field Road, Greenwich, CT 06830