Garden Update

Students have been making many observations about Autumn in the garden classroom this month. Garlic and fava beans were planted the last week of October, and we were able to get in a late planting of winter greens in early November. Last week we applied rice straw mulch to the beds for frost damage prevention and weed suppression. 
Did your child tell you about how much they enjoyed the Fuyu persimmons from our school garden? There are still persimmons available for purchase from the garden. They are $0.75 each cash or check payable to PTES PTA. Send inquiries or preorders to

Our first signage is up in the California Native Pollinator Habitat Garden at Proctor Terrace! Volunteers moved the bulletin board from the food garden and it looks amazing! Check out our progress and find information about starting your own habitat garden. 

Our garden is participating in the #SeedMoneyChallenge, a 30-day fundraising challenge and we could really use your support TODAY! In addition to keeping 100% of the funds we raise from individuals like you, we have a chance to win a challenge grant of up to $1000 from SeedMoney based on how much we raise over the course of the 30-day period runningĀ from Nov 15 to Dec 15.

As extra incentive, SeedMoney is offering 50 $100 bonus grants to the 50 garden projects that raise the most during the first week of the campaign. Your support TODAY can put us into the running for one of those bonus grants. Click here to find our donation page.

Just as a small seed can grow into something much larger, a small donation can have a big impact when added with others. Thanks for donating whatever your situation allows.