Snowdrops begin to sprout and flower in our school garden

Ahh, the snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis). The first little guy to show it’s brave nodding head, sometimes still surrounded by snow,  full of the promise that yes indeed, spring is just around the corner. We planted these little guys just last fall, so I am especially pleased to see them grace our school garden for the first time.

I’m going to keep this week’s post short and sweet, because this Monday I have the honor of giving a presentation at the Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, CT. My focus will be on how we use gardening as a vehicle to learn about horticulture, science, life skills, art, poetry, math, sustainability, responsibility, leadership, teamwork, self-regulation… (to name just a few haha) at Green Chimneys. I am trying to find just the right way to get my message across about doing real things, like growing food to eat for example, teaches us much more than just how to grow food to eat.

Wish me luck!


About Green Chimneys Garden

Green Chimneys was founded on the belief that children will benefit from their interaction with nature and animals. Horticulture comes to life in our educational school gardens, allowing Green Chimneys students to heal, learn, and grow. Learn more about about our nature-based approach to special education by visiting
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6 Responses to Snowdrops

  1. Urs Furrer says:

    Good luck, Michelle!

  2. garden98110 says:

    Hurray for snow drops. Congratulations for thinking ahead. Planting gnarly bulbs in Fall. Flowers after Winter in the part called Spring. Hurray! Good fortune takes many far reaching forms. Healing Garden gardeners seem to naturally understand the transitory in far reaching terms. We are sure your presentation went well. Congratulations. THGg

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