There’s so much going on with our gardens! They are always evolving, ever in need of weeding, and nearly always offering us some type of bounty. They are a beautiful part of our school, filled with learning challenges, experiences, successes, and failures! They are empowering, motivating, and peaceful places!
Gardening is an optional activity for all our students. As a learning community experience, it brings together many aspects of our curriculum such as botany, zoology, history, practical life, and art, along with planning, persistence, and pleasure while giving our students an opportunity to impact our environment and to provide nourishment for people, and animals. Gardening provides authentic research opportunities to learn about the specific needs of the plants or animals we want to attract to – or away from – our garden areas.
We value the peacefulness, satisfaction, and empowerment which many children and adults experience from working with plants to create both beauty and bounty.