In May 2018, with funding from the PTO and local businesses, Mr. Irving and NFE students began planting our first “edible” garden. Inspired by the 3rd Graders fall field trip to Plimoth Plantation, this garden follows a Native American tradition of being a “three sisters” garden of corn, pole beans and squash. The garden is a true community project as it is tended by students, teachers, parents and local NFE friends. Thank you to our PTO supporters and donations from Cataumet Sawmill for helping to bring Mr. Irving’s vision to life!
The Dutch Mill Bulb Fundraiser will be running until October 2nd. Please use the order brochure or the link below to order and support our school. These bulbs are the perfect way to think spring early while helping support programs and teachers at North Falmouth Elementary. The bulbs are guaranteed to bloom so order some of your spring garden or purchase some and donate them to the school garden!
Congratulations to Mr. Irving and all those who worked on the North Falmouth Elementary school Garden! See a recent Cape Cod times article below!
The North Falmouth Garden Committee would like to thank the following groups and individuals for their time, use of equipment and/or donations as we finish Phase 1, The Construction, of the NF Garden Project. We have completed the construction of most of the raised beds and the Butterfly Gardens. Phase 2, The Planting, was in the spring. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade all planned and planted their gardens this past spring. With direction from Kitty Hendricks from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, the 3rd grade planted the first sister, corn, in their Three Sisters Garden on May 15th to coincide with the new moon.
Mary Webb; Mike Gallagher; Dan Webb; Amy Nevala; Cathleen Edwards; Caryn Montella; Steve Cross; Matt Inman; Dave Tavares; Stan Ingram; The North Falmouth PTO; Falmouth Garden Club; Falmouth Education Foundation; Inman Tree Specialists; Cataumet Sawmill - Nathan Adams; Hamilton Tree and Landscape; Waquoit Wholesale Nursery
Check out this great article on its success!