Hard work took place behind the school for about a week. Digging holes, deciding on elevated gardens placement and filling them with different materials such as wood chips, dirt and branches. On 20.5.2015, we could finally fill them up with soil and start planting.
Work began early in the morning, on second school hour when the pupils of the 9.b class joined us and helped us bring soil to the gardens. On the third school hour, the boys from the 8.a class wielded shovels, and the girls helped with final preparations of the soil, by breaking lumps apart and removing rocks. After them, on fourth school hour, the pupils of the 7.a class came to lend us a hand. They picked the tools up, and helped us fill the last garden. Special commendations go to Matej and Nik, pupils from the 9.b. class, who did outstanding work. They stayed for the whole three hours and not only were they filling the wheelbarrows with soil and bringing it to the gardens themselves, they took over the organization of the process as well.
Once the elevated gardens were filled with soil, pupils of schools gardening club together with their mentor Alenka Vilicer joined us and planted the vegetables into the gardens. We planted lettuce, beans, cabbage, tomatoes, bell peppers, leek, cucumbers, pumpkins, beans, and green beans. We planted various herbs as well, marjoram, parsley, celery, camomile, basil, tarragon and thyme. We were lucky with the weather, since it started to rain on the first night, it will help our plants grow strong. Enthusiasm and eagerness of our pupils can be witnessed on the photos, they can and should be proud of their work, when they pass the school auditorium and see the plants grow, they will know it is fruit of their labour.