We need as many volunteers as possible to get the SOMA arboretum installed and to take care of our trees, outdoor classroom, vegetable garden and habitat garden this weekend!
Thought last spring was awesome? This spring, the Outdoor Learning Center is getting even better and closer to completion!
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Seth Boyden is selling plants that are native to this region, which means they can survive our temperatures and rainfall.
For our next work day, we’ll install tree markers and Story Trail signs. Please join the fun on Saturday, June 3, from 9-4 and Sunday, June 4, from 2-5.
This week the PTA dedicated the new Teachers’ Station in our Outdoor Learning Center to Seth Boyden’s faculty
Our old fence has been removed, and now we need some help with our new fence, which will double as a grape trellis.
Thanks to all who came out to work in the habitat garden on Saturday, but we’re not done yet! Help us start the installation of the new fence on Sunday, 4/9.
Some garden updates from Matthias Ebinger, including a call for helpers for a work day from 9am to 3pm this Saturday, April 1.
Every Friday, different parents have been volunteering to staff the school’s Strawberry Fields garden so that our children can explore it during recess.
Don’t forget to sign up for a shift (or two) at the Harvest Festival on Oct. 15. It can’t happen without you! We also need bakers and cooks.
The new trees in the backyard need a last bit of watering to ensure that they make it through the winter.
We are looking for volunteers for Garden Recess and Garden Maintenance Days.
We celebrated years of visionary thinking, fundraising and plain old hard work with the grand opening of our Outdoor Learning Center on Friday.
Maggie Tuohy spends a lot of time in Strawberry Fields, and she has the great photos to prove it.
Seth Boyden has become one of 11 schools and/or districts in the state to be awarded a $10,000 grant through Sustainable Jersey’s first round of school grants for the year. The grants were funded by the New Jersey Education Association and checks were presented at a brunch and ceremony on Thursday in Trenton.
The money will fund Story Trails and new planting in the school’s Habitat Garden, a mostly wild area in the school’s back yard devoted to plants and trees native to New Jersey. The story trails will be designed to lead students on walks of discovery through the garden, helping them learn to identify species in the garden, as well as to discover the animals and insects that call the patch home. Planners hope members of the community will use the garden as well. […]
It is harvest cooking time at Seth Boyden, thanks to the efforts of a soon-to-be Eagle Scout and the school’s garden teacher.
On Oct. 18, Columbia junior Jack Kelly cut the ribbon on Seth Boyden’s new outdoor kitchen, which he built as his Eagle Scout project. The kitchen, which includes a long stainless steel prep counter with a sink, and a small gathering space complete with white board, was built mostly in Jack’s parents’ garage. (Jack’s mom, Lynn Kelly, is a teacher at Seth Boyden and his Boy Scout Troop, Troop 5, calls Seth Boyden home.) Jack raised all the money for its construction and then, with the help of fellow Troop 5 Scouts and some dedicated dads and friends, lugged it to the garden and installed it. […]
Fall Seth Boyden Clean-up is September 26th , 9 am-1pm. This is an annual event to beautify the outdoor space. Please come, we have lots of fun work to do. Bring your children, your garden tools and a snack to share. Questions? Contact Maggie Tuohy firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth Ebinger email@example.com
Garden Recess was kicked off on Thursday with a wonderful school farm to table feast! Students picked and washed apples from our many apple trees, pulled carrots from the ground, snipped collard greens and kale from the garden beds and took part in washing, chopping and cooking these fresh, delicious ingredients. With the student’s help and several Read more about Garden Recess – School Farm to Table Feast![…]
The Outdoor Learning Center Committee is a group of parents who are committed to enhancing Seth Boyden’s outdoor learning space, gardens and play areas. This group meets bi-monthly and is part of the PTA. The mission of this group is rooted in the groundbreaking work done by parents, staff and volunteers who built the Strawberry Read more about Learn more about the Outdoor Learning Center Committee![…]