Students start the initial planting of seeds in the winter - these seeds typically grow in Mrs Hunter-Jones's room under a heat lamp before being transferred to the school garden in Springtime.
4/3/17: Today we took samples of soil to be tested at U Mass Amherst for nutrients and contaminants. They must be completely dry before mailing off.
Native Plants: Native plants grow fast, are drought tolerant and live in harmony with our ecosystem attracting pollinators of all kinds.
COMPLETE LIST HERE: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/natural-heritage/species-information-and-conservation/rare-plants/native-shrubs-for-plantings-as-wildlife-food.html
Places to buy native plants - Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA. They sell only native plants and it is a great day out! http://www.newfs.org/visit/Garden-in-the-Woods
Prohibited list of plants in MA from Dept of Agricultural Resources.(no nurseries should be selling these and people should remove from yards if possible) http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/farm-products/plants/massachusetts-prohibited-plant-list.html