Neighborhood: Dorchester / Savin Hill
Site Coordinators: Sara Gardner and Alicia Zipp

At the Edward Everett School, about 100 students are participating in all of SLUG's projects: indoor and outdoor gardening, vermiculture and outdoor composting.

This year the Everett School grew lettuces, arugula, parsley, collards, beets, kale, rosemary, spinach, basil, thyme, dill, lavender, chards, radishes, carrots, peas, beans, tomatoes, broccoli, potatoes, garlic, onions, bok choy, zucchini, corn, pumpkins. Students have learned a variety of skills from self-regulation and responsibility to specific content in all subject areas including science, social studies, math, and ELA (all aspects including 4 domains of speaking, listening, reading, writing, as well as oral language and vocabulary development).

April 2011
Edward Everett starts their seeds indoors in the hallway next to a large art board of painted butterflies.

Outdoors, the seeds are just starting to sprout in the popup greenhouses. Everett has four popup greenhouseseverett_spring2.jpgeverett_spring3.jpg
Everett has had a problem with cats using their raised beds as litter boxes. They have managed to keep most cats out my putting chicken wire over their beds.

April 2010
The garden beds are turned over to start the spring, and fresh seeds are planted.

December 2009
Kindergarten Students plant a dormancy bed.

Below, the greenhouse is opened to let in cool air on an unusually warm day in December. The greenhouses are still up in early February as the trees begin to bloom in the background.
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Fall 2009
Harvesting. The students host a salad party for their families