Sunflower Plantings – Ms. Anderson Smith

Catch this! After reading The Lorax at this year’s Earth Day assembly, Madame Anderson Smith’s Gr. 5 class is inviting primary and junior students to each plant one seed in response to the challenge issued at the end of Dr. Seuss’ ecological classic. We haven’t got any Truffula seeds to spare, but sunflowers bear a striking resemblance to the beautiful tufts of those Truffula trees. They will also do a great job of filling in the sunny roadside area in front of the community centre. With this being the site of our Lorax garden, it is more important than ever that community members remember not to park on that North-East area. Thank you in advance!

We will start planting right after our yearly yard clean-up, which has been delayed due to wet weather. After trying our hand at early indoor seeding this spring, we’re looking forward to seeing what pops up when we sow directly into the ground we’ve prepared. There will also be an opportunity to practice measuring as we follow the recommendations for depth and distance. Although we don’t expect any Swansea swans to try nesting in their petals, our sunflowers will probably attract important insect and bird species as well as remind us that more green space and not the latest “thneed” is what we all really need.

Because…UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

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