Gardening is an annual occurrence and important part of the schools culture. Starting in February children discuss and plan their garden. They taste vegetables and vote to determine the favorites. They negotiate how much garden space to devote to each vegetable and decide whether or not to plant flowers. They plant seeds and cultivate seedlings while discussing what plants need to grow. As the weather warms, the children explore their garden options considering the garden plots, raised beds and containers. They decide what to plant where and when to begin planting. They spend the summer weeding and watering while they watch for helpful and harmful insects. The role of worms in the soil is a frequent area of interest. As vegetables are ready for harvest, the farmers market is opened for parents during drop off and pick up times. With the market comes marketing and economics which can take the investigation in a different direction.