"Gridding" Our Raised Garden Beds, May 9, 2011
After our organic soil delivery and the construction of our raised garden beds, we needed to create the square foot grids on our garden beds to allow for our square foot gardening methods this year. The students were grouped into four teams, given yarn, scissors, and rulers, and the problem to figure out how to create their grids. It was fascinating to watch the teams problem solve together; they took several different approaches to create their grids on the beds. After creating the grids, the students then emptied and refilled several planters with organic soil for our blueberry bushes. Moving the soil was obviously a big highlight for many of the students ... a side of mud-pies with our math.