Community Service

Grade 4 Plant Sale

The sale will take place from 7:30 to 8:20 a.m. and at 3:25 p.m. dismissal next to the front door of the school. Proceeds from the sale will benefit a non-profit that students will choose. Here is a list of what they have grown so far: basil, kale, thyme, cucumbers, watermelon, chamomile, marigolds, sunflowers, morning glories, daisies, black-eyed Susan vines, snapdragons, celosia, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, haberneros, lettuce, chives, violas, broccoli, lemon balm, cosmos and baby's breath!

Fall Garden Workday a Success

We had a great crew of students, parents, and faculty helping to put the garden to rest for the winter. Weeding, mulching, harvesting, raking, and clearing were among the many tasks our volunteers participated in. We thank these volunteers and, with this important work, we anticipate our spring season coming soon. Look for opportunities in April to help wake up the school garden to get ready for another stellar season in the BDS garden.

Banner Season for the Garden

The Belmont Day Garden has had a great growing season this year. We are still harvesting greens of all kinds including kale, chard, lettuces, collards, spinach, and arugula. We have several varieties of tomatoes and, while the chipmunks seem to enjoy taking bites, we still have some ripening on the vines to be harvested in the coming weeks. Sunflowers and edible flowers are ready for the picking including borage and calendula flowers. We are still waiting for carrots, beets, and a second planting of radishes to be harvested.

Roots & Shoots Spreading Joy this Spring

The Belmont Day Roots & Shoots club had an exciting weekend of volunteerism! Last Friday, 23 students stayed after school to participate in furniture painting for Furnishing Hope, an organization which provides furniture to families who move from temporary to permanent housing. Furnishing Hope will pass along the freshly painted and designed furniture to children for their new bedrooms. BDS parent Suzy Palitz and Roots & Shoots member Emma Bauman introduced the organization to our club.