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Earth Day is coming!

Apr 14

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EARTH DAY is only eight days away! My forest friends and I have so many exciting things we are doing to celebrate EARTH DAY.

We are alway thinking that EARTH DAY is everyday. We try to make small changes in our lives to help the PLANET.

What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day?

Happy Spring Wisconsin!

Mar 27

springishereToday the sun was out! The snow is melting off our roof and dripping on to our porch. We have a lot of snow around the Kickapoo Valley, so I can still use my snow
shoes.

I don’t want to forget to tell you that I am growing snow peas, lettuce, and tomatoes in my hoop houses! I am also building a terrarium that people can put on their bikes.

But the most important thing to report is Spring is here, and the Red wing Blackbirds have returned too!

Today I went up the hill behind our house and looked at Asimina my favorite tree in the whole world. She is so beautiful every season. I imagined it was Summer and I was visiting her,
with Myles, and my forest friends. I imagined she had Paw Paw fruit in her branches and that we would be bringing the harvest to our house.

Planting a potato

Sep 06

Plant a potato and get sixWe had some old potatoes in our kitchen that began to sprout leaves in a paper bag underneath our sink. My mom told me that we can take the old potatoes and plant them like seeds in a pot full of dirt. After 13 weeks the old potato that I planted in a basket of soil grew into a new plant. And when I pulled the potato plant out of of the dirt like my mom told me to do there were six new potatoes ready to eat! Six potatoes grew from one old one!

Hopping for tomatoes

Aug 29

Hopping for tomatoesDear Diary,
Today my friends and I invented a game. The game is simple to play. Each time we saw a tomato on the vine growing in our garden we hopped. So far, I have hopped 127 times. I had to take a break for lunch but I am going back outside to hop some more. Some of my friends did not stop hopping I don’t know where they are right now. I hope they are not lost.

Vertical Farming Tree

Jul 18

Vertical Farming TreeToday I visited one of the Vertical Farming Trees near our Earth Clubhouse. We have many Vertical Farming Trees around our farm. These trees are made by Kirby’s father out of metal. We grow most of our vegetables on these special trees. When it is Spring we plant the vegetable seeds in small holes on the trees’s branches. Recycled water, and nutrients flow through the metal branches of the trees to feed our growing vegetable plants.

Vertical Farming Trees help us use less land on our farm since the vegetable plants growing on these trees do not need to grow in the ground. We use less land on our farm for growing vegetables with these trees so we have more room to plant more native WISCONSIN plants in the ground to help the earth breathe better!

Solar Flower Garden

Jun 01

solar flower gardenI forgot to tell you about the solarflower garden we made by the clubhouse. Kirby’s dad and my dad helped build these big flowers made from recycled metal that make electricity from the sun. We use the electricity from the flowers for heating the barn in the winter, growing our plants, and lighting the colorful LED lights at night. And the solar flowers follow the sun just like real flowers do. The word we scientists used to describe flowers tilting in the direction of the sun is HELIOTROPISM.

Hoophouses & handbaskets

May 05

Hoophouse cartoon

Hoophouses

My school does not have a lot of money so my family helps however we can by donating vegetables for the lunch program. Yesterday I picked green onions, chives, and big, red, aeroponic tomatoes from our hoophouse. I am very excited to bring my vegetables to our cafeteria’s kitchen tomorrow!

Earth Day is every day

May 05

from post missing april 22nd earth day April 22nd Earth Day was celebrated all over the world!

My Auntie and Uncle planted trees in Tuvalu to celebrate. My family planted Paw Paw trees here in Wisconsin on our farm to honor Tuvalu and my grandparents.

A Billion Acts of Green at Earth Day.

Stomping on flowers

May 05

Today my friend Isabel and I crushed, and stepped on dried flowers that we got from the prairie in my backyard. We used our hands to break pods, and dried flowers so we can take the seeds and plant them in our small clay pots. We are growing the pretty flowers now so we can sell them in the summer at the farmer’s market! I want to give my mom and dad the money I got from selling the flowers to help them give money to farmers in Mongolia, and people around the world that need clean water, and help for their store or farm.

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My hydroponic garden

Apr 04

Today I looked at my plants that I am growing in our indoor garden. I have all kinds of native Wisconsin plants and some to eat too! It is really cool my Mom told me the garden is called a Wick system. My dad help me make this hydroponic garden with some buckets, cups and rags, and some special growing stuff mixed with water my Mom gave us to feed the plants with. My mom also taught me how to spell the word hydroponic.

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