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This has been an exciting year for our outdoor classroom. We have been following the master plan that we created a couple of years ago. Last year we completed our bike trail, filled the woodchip area with playground chips, and installed a new perimeter fence and a picket fence to separate the bike trail from some of the other areas for safety.

We moved several daylilies, hostas, and shrubs to create interesting areas around the outside of the bike trail. The transplanted plants created a beautiful walkway to enter the outdoor classroom. We replaced an older deck with a mainenance-free deck that we use for outdoor art, picnic lunches, and a great place to relax and enjoy nature, especially on a rainy day.

This spring, the children and I planted tomato plants and a raspberry bush. We also hung a hummingbird feeder and were delighted when hummingbirds began visiting it in the mornings and afternoons.

We are working on planting two new trees in the play area for shade and hope to install a stepping stone pathway to the garden area soon. The children are enjoying the bike trail, not only for riding bikes and scooters but for running, pushing lawn mowers, playing games, roller-skating, and doing art with sidewalk chalk.