June 15, 2024

Orlo Ave. School News

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Orlo's 4th grade welcomed a special guest to their school garden. Mr. Swan, from East Providence High School, and one of his senior students paid a special trip to Orlo's school garden to plant some vegetables and flowers in their brand new flower bed. Students were given a lesson on planting, what plants need to thrive, and then were able to plant the seedlings under Mr. Swan's guidance. These seedlings were grown at the high school by students in the Horticulture program and will now flourish in Orlo's school garden. Students were very excited to get their hands dirty and learn how to correctly plant seedlings. They also participated in the planning of where plants should be planted based on how much sun exposure they need, how tall they grow, and their overall needs. Spacing is an important factor when planning your garden, something they had never considered. Pruning and weeding were also spoken about, and how pruning can affect the overall health of the plant and its harvest. The tomato plants were used as an example and students pruned their eight new plants with Mr. Swan's help. Orlo's 4th grade was so fortunate to have this experience and it is our hope we continue to foster a working relationship with Mr. Swan and his high school students moving forward. We can't wait to see our growing garden and all it has to offer.

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