Here is littlest, enjoy the sun.
The girls spent the time watering the plants, and digging. The Master Gardener wisely set aside a hole expressly for digging. I mean, why fight it? At one point, there were five children digging very intently, and switching tools (shovel to rake to hand trowel). They were very busy. Franks is signed up for a free gardening class through this garden and really seems to enjoy it. The Teacher/Master Gardener has a patience that makes her well suited to work with kids of various ages, and keep them interested. The whole purpose of this program is to grow food for those in the community in need, and also to introduce children to vegetables at an early age. Ideally, this will make them more likely to eat said vegetables. And I saw this at work, as my girls and other kids picked (and ate) spinach and chives, happily. Violet had green stained corners of her mouth at the end of it all. Mission accomplished!