Greenbrier Elementary students with their sweet potato slips
March came in like a lamb with sunny skies heralding spring weather, but it went out like a lion with a tornado warning and wild winds. That's not the only weather folklore The Farmers’ Almanac highlights related to the third month of the year. “So many mists in March you see, so many frosts in May will be” and “As it rains in March, so it rains in June," will have us waiting for another few months to find out how the weather affects our 2022 harvests.
In the meantime, we won't be fooling around in April. Next comes a pivotal month for the Spring Seedling project and the first season of planting at the CATEC garden. It will also be the perfect time to visit Jefferson School African American Heritage Center to view the Picturing Climate Justice exhibit with your friends and family. And we'll all hope that April showers bring beautiful May flowers.
Seedlings Are Coming
The 2022 Spring Seedling Project at Cultivate is underway!
Each year we engage Buford Middle School students in starting, caring for and distributing thousands of vegetable seedlings across community gardens and local growers. This year, we are partnering with the new Buford Urban Farming program for our growing project.
Students have been planting and caring for thousands of tiny seedlings for the past 5 weeks and wow are they looking great! Students have been watering and thinning beautiful herbs, early spring crops, summer crops and flowers. With the weather getting warmer, crops are preparing to be put in the hoop house and replaced in the classroom with hundreds of flower starts. Keep an eye out for our Spring Seedling Project Flier for community days where you can come get seedlings to start your growing season!
Jackson-Via Elementary students closely inspecting the progress of their pea plants