Nothing says spring like a campus Garden Tour and Workshop. Mr. Brown organized an event that on a recent Sunday that gathered together 20 budding horticulturalists – many from the ECD grades, as well as Primary, Intermediate and JH.
The tour started in the Pollinator Paradise Garden by the tennis courts, wound its way to the succulent gardens near the arts and science building, and ended in the garden by JH. After snacks and a short talk, volunteers helped transplant tomato seedlings and took home some strawberries.
The talk offered a bouquet of topics relating to different gardens on campus ranging from native plants, to the history of the gardens, and the chaparral that dominates our 66-acre campus. Mr. Brown focused on how plants are being used around our sustainable BHS landscape. He described how a diversity of agave from our succulent garden were used to populate our hills.
At the production garden behind the JH building, the group looked at crops being grown there, including kale, Swiss Chard, potatoes, cilantro, garlic, and many types of annual and perennial flowers.
Mr. Brown said he enjoyed sharing the garden spaces with our volunteers, many of whom have not had the opportunity to explore our beautiful campus.
“Community events like this are so important because they help shape what it means to be a member of the Berkeley Hall Community,” he noted.
While this was our first tour and garden workshop on campus, there will be more events like this to look forward to this spring.