The CCS school year started on August 26. Student interest in the garden was rekindled when they could see that the seeds that they planted in May were now mature plants with fruit and vegetables ready to harvest. After school on Thursday of that week we had the students pick tomatoes (45) and corn (12 ears). The corn would have been better had it been picked a few days earlier as the kernels were starting to become starchy. Students also weeded, watered and thinned the carrots.

Students used yardsticks to measure the height of the tallest sunflower (9 feet), the tallest corn plant (7 feet) and the tallest pole bean (8 feet). Other students used the soil moisture meter to determine is watering the plants was required. The temperature at the center of the compost pile measured 160 degrees.