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2018 Announcements

June 11-Aug. 27 Summer Drop-in Sessions

Dear Glendale Families (Children with at least one adult):

Join us at the Glendale School Garden this summer for our drop-in Monday garden sessions from June 11-Aug 27. Learn how to grow better vegetables and flowers in soil and straw bales with Master Gardener Nancy Kieraldo. A crew of us will be maintaining the garden throughout the summer for our growing and nutritional education programming. Volunteers often go home with fresh produce from the garden! No need to commit for an entire summer. Just drop-in on Mondays from 5:00-6:30 and join the fun. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Garden gloves and some tools will be provided. You may want to bring your own bug spray and water. 


Monday, June 25: 5:00-6:30: Nancy will demonstrate and answer all questions about how to start your own home composting project. What a great way to turn kitchen produce waste into rich soil for your garden! Questions or ideas? Contact Nancy at

2017 Garden Season Slide Show

Glendale Crane Family

sandhill cranes

Straw Bale Gardens: Grant from MAMGA

Straw Bale Gardens: Grant from Madison Area Master Gardeners Association (MAMGA)

Squash and strawberries

squash and strawberries in straw bales


carrots in straw bales

Bush beans and cherry tomatoes

beans and tomatoes in straw bales

What's Growing in the Garden?

Mint/menta growing in the herb garden.

Mint should be planted in a container in your garden. If not, it will take over the garden for years to come!

Straw Bale Gardening: Sponsored by Madison Area Master Gardener Association

Strawberries growing in straw bales

Strawberries growing in straw bales

Spring Gardens

Radish Mango Salsa Spring Garden

Radish Mango Salsa Garden

Spring Salad Wrap Garden

Spring Salad Wrap Garden

Cherry Tree

The sour cherry tree blossomed this week which is about two weeks later than most springs. Usually harvest is in late June. It may be a few weeks later this year. Summer school garden students will do the harvesting and pitting and then it will be made into Glendale Cherry Jam! It's a hit with everyone involved. 


Chives: cebollin

Stop by garden 4 and snack on a spring time favorite: chives/cebollin. It is tasty in egg dishes and chopped up and sprinkled on cottage cheese. Enjoy! By the way, notice our new plant paver signs in the garden. We are creating these in Garden Club and will be adding these to the garden as more is planted. 

Invasive Species Alert: Garlic Mustard in the Garden! 

This is a highly invasive species that grows in April. If you see it in your garden or yard, pull it gently to get the tap root out. You will probably need to do it every year until it's gone. The seeds can last up to 7 years in the soil.

Invasive species: Garlic Mustard


2017 Pollinator Visitors

monarch butterfly on flower

swallowtail butterfly on flower

Glendale School Garden

Glendale Garden Shed

Glendale School Garden: Established 2010

1201 Tompkins Dr. Madison, WI

 Glendale Principal: Benjamin Ketterer

Garden Coordinator

Nancy Kieraldo

Nancy Kieraldo

2016 Master Gardener Volunteer

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UW Extension Nutritionist

Zulema Cruz Hinds

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Library Media Specialist

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Nancy Engle

GSG Steering Committee

Sue Bernhagen, Glendale Teacher

Kristine Chiles, Glendale Teacher

Nancy Engle, Glendale Library Media Specialist

Nancy Kieraldo, Garden Coordinator

Sara Milewski, Glendale Teacher


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Photo Credits

All photos by: N. Kieraldo