Friday, October 2, 2009

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back Garden People!

This year we are going to continue our amazing projects... and we need your help!

Many students have already signed up for the Garden Club. We will be meeting on the Library Patio on Fridays at Lunch.

The Garden is beautiful right now, if you have a moment check it out.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering should stop by and see Ms. Abbott in the Library!

See you in the Garden!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I Scream, You Scream... We All Scream for Ice-Cream!

The Ice-cream Garden Work Party was a success!

Thanks to everyone who came and worked so hard!

We'd like to give a special thanks to Peggy for bringing the tasty treats to share with everyone!

Next Work Party:
Saturday Morning (5/23 9am-Noon)
Start this long weekend off right, with some fun in the garden!
See you there!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Latest... From the Garden

Ice-Cream & Weeding Garden Party
Wednesday, 5/20, After School (2:45pm)

Bring Your Friends!
Check out what we've been up to in the pics below:
  • Empty Bowls - Fundraiser for the Redwood Empire Food Bank sponsored by Analy Arts.
  • Mr. Casey & Math Classes working on the Stairs/Seating Project.
  • Mrs. Briggs & Art Students working on the mosaic fountain.
  • Ms. Schmitt & Ms. Evans and Students planting starts in the garden.

We'd like to extend a special thanks to our amazing volunteers!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Projects in the Garden

Spring is here, and the Garden is the place to be. There are many projects in the works... as usual!

Mr. Casey and his Math students are working on a phenomenal project using natural building techniques to create steps that will double as an outdoor amphitheater/seating area at the entrance to the garden. NOTE: We would like to extend a very special thank you to the Analy High Ed Foundation who raised the funds for this project. This is a wonderful opportunity to offer students a unique learning experience, using maths skills in a very practical way.

Visiting Local Artist, Kim Collett, is working with Mrs. Briggs & students to create an amazing fountain as a focal point for the garden. The design will involve intricate mosaic tile work that will reflect the artistic beauty seen in the tile mosaic labyrinth at the entrance to the garden, as well as the stepping stones throughout.

Mr. Liebig and his students will be installing the new Garden Information Kiosk soon! This will be a great location to post information about what's growing in the garden, and to display student work in connection with the garden and the environment. This project was also funded by the Analy Ed Foundation, this is an investment that will contribute to creative education now and for many years to come...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Garden News

Garden News:

Yvette Chass and Family, donated these wonderful bistro style tables and chairs for the Library Garden Patio. Jeremiah and friends planted this garden in 2006.

Artichokes fresh from the Garden!

Lena has been a very generous supporter of the Garden, donating plants since we began this venture two years ago.

Lena also sells plants, Oldies and Goodies, at Andy's Market, Dig Nursery, and the Farmer's Market on Sundays at the French Garden Restaurant.

Thank you for all of the wonderful plants Lena!

Chris Sittig is our community volunteer of the Week!

Jon and Sabrina planted starts...

We began planting perennials and herbs in the 'peace' area of the garden...

We will have more work days soon, we have a whole season ahead of us!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Got Spring Fever?

Join us for our next work party~

Monday, April 6th after school (2:45)

If weekend work parties are not your thing... try this instead!

We will be planting many starts into the peace area of the garden, we will also be planting seeds, weeding, etc.

Hope to see you there!

ps. bring snacks or music to share if you wish!

Monday, March 16, 2009

THANK YOU!!! Wonderful garden volunteers!

Thank you for all of your hard work!

We planted beets, snap peas, sage, oregano, parsley, thyme, basil, heirloom lettuce, roses, kale, asparagus, jasmine, shrubs, strawberries, etc.

Many hands make light work!

See you next time!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Hello All,
This week marks two years since Jeremiah passed away. As spring approaches, we can remember some of the philosophies that he subscribed to... such as striving to do our best, being committed to service and helping others, caring for the environment, and making our world beautiful.

We can take this opportunity to look at our own lives, and question how we are striving, serving, and making the world more beautiful.

We would like to extend a special thanks to Kenny and Heidi for volunteering to 'beef up' our irrigation potential. Their commitment and selfless work in the Garden is inspiring.
Below is a list of events that are coming up... we look forward to seeing you in the Analy Garden!

Calendar of Events
3/12, Thursday at Lunch, 12:04-12:34, Grape Vine Planting in Jeremiah's Honor
3/14, Saturday, 9am-12(?), Garden Work Party (bring friends, tools, water, and snacks!)

Free Classes by Lena
(a very generous woman who has donated many plants for our garden)
3/21 @ Bassignani's, 10:30am, Earlier Spring Veggies, How to Start a Garden, etc. (Lena)
4/11 @ Bassignani's, 10:30am, Warmer weather plants, answering questions about irrigation etc.
4/18th @ Dig Nursery, 10:30am, Warmer weather plants, answering questions about irrigation etc.

Thank you, and keep up the great work out there!