THANKS FOR PARTNERING WITH GARDEN TO TABLE AND YOUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY TO CARE FOR THIS GARDEN!
Weekly Checklist for Stewards
- Read our Weekly Garden Guidance
- Check the Virtual Garden Notebook (bottom of page) to see what’s new/what needs attention from last week
- Visit the garden 3-4 times, While there, please:
- Enjoy some time outdoors!
- Irrigate. Or, if your school has automated irrigation, check to be sure the system is working well. Soil in the top 6″ should feel like a damp sponge. Neither wet nor dry. Report leaks/dryness in new visit form.
- Weed. Most of a gardener’s time is spent weeding. Our Weed ID Guide may help! When in doubt, remove all plants you see growing in the pathways between beds. If we weed well weekly, fewer plants will go to seed and we’ll have less work to do each year.
- Check for vandalism
- Tidy up (Coil the hose, gather up trash etc)
- Harvest (See below for more info.)
- Fill out Garden Notebook “New Visit Form” (Entries cannot be edited, but multiple entries are welcome!)
What do I do with produce I harvest?
You have two options—both great to do with kids! After you weigh the donation (or estimate the weight) and record that in the New Visit Form, you can eat the food or take it to a food bank or food rescue and tell them it’s from your school garden, partnered with Garden to Table. Please upload a photo of the donation receipt into the “photos” section of New Visit Form. If you celebrate the garden or your harvest in social media, we hope you’ll tag us.
What’s in your school’s Notebook so far…?
(This is a view-only notebook. New entries may take some time to show up. Make as many entries as you’d like!)