Spring is in the air and that means sixth graders are back in the gardens with Mrs. Priest. Today, a beautiful and sunny and warm March Wednesday, they were out there depositing leftover microgreen stems to the compost and collecting soil samples. After a night of dissolving in water to remove sand and small stones the students will test the samples to determine what amendments need to be made to be sure we have a successful growing season. It only takes two or three seasons, depending on what you plant, to exhaust a garden plot's fertility, and with our successful compost system things should be up and running in no time. In other news, it sounds as if the new greenhouse has gone out to bid and that we should be making progress on that soon as well.